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.
With the World Health Organisation redefining burnout as chronic workplace stress that hasn't been properly managed, a not-for-profit provider of employee assistance programs has explained how managers can reduce staff stress and the associated absences and accidents.
A full Federal Court has upheld a decision to reduce the maximum accident pay period in a modern award, from 78 to 52 weeks, based on improving safety standards and falling lost-time injury frequency rates.
New parents face a number of challenges returning to work and shouldn't have to rely on winning "the boss lottery" to receive the support they need, an organisational psychologist specialising in workplace transitions says.
The Fair Work Ombudsman has declared that Uber Australia Pty Ltd and its drivers do not have an "employment relationship", which suggests the business and similar gig economy companies won't be compelled to provide WHS or workers' comp protections without legislative change.
Workers with injuries caused by workplace violence are at high risk of psychological distress and need different forms of workplace support than workers injured in other ways, a Canadian study of Australian incidents has found.