A worker who worked for a company for just seven years has been awarded nearly $9,000 in long service leave entitlements because he resigned due to stress and anxiety. A commission rejected the company's claim that he feigned his condition.
An injured worker should have been credited with 120 hours of personal or carer's leave while he was on unpaid leave that culminated in his dismissal, the Fair Work Commission has ruled in rejecting his former employer's "hotel mini-bar" analogy.
In a case involving a charity drive and entry breaches, the Federal Court has rejected a regulator's assertion that workers' subjective "feelings" about how safe their sites are can't justify a stoppage.
A worker's psychiatric injury from being s-xually harassed by a colleague at a social club Christmas party was work-related, because the employer allowed other workers to cover for them so they could attend the function, a commission has found.
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An employer and three of its managers have been fined for preventing union officials from investigating suspected safety breaches, while the Federal Court has dismissed claims that a union official "negated" a Western Australian employer's choice to operate after an ACT fatality, which led to multiple reckless conduct charges.