A worker has been given a second opportunity to show his employer unreasonably disciplined him for refusing to sign a new fatigue management policy, with a court stressing that mental conditions can be compensable "irrespective of the diagnostic label".
An appeals court has rejected a major employer's claim that an injured worker's previous overtime payments ceased to form part of his compensation when that compensation was stepped down after 13 weeks of incapacity.
A worker who was accused of misusing confidential information and had her security pass and work phone confiscated in a meeting with her supervisor, is entitled to compensation for a stress injury, a court has confirmed.
An employer's duty to provide a safe system of work extends to maintaining and enforcing such a system, including where an alternative system creates a foreseeable risk of injury of any severity, an appeals court has found in upholding an injured worker's $1.4 million award.
A host employer has been ordered to pay a worker nearly $270,000 in damages for manual handling injuries he sustained after it switched his task to lifting 55kg objects, without training or supervision.