A manager did not act unreasonably in accusing a worker of "stealing time" from his employer and "ambushing" him with performance concerns in a meeting, causing the worker to develop depression and anxiety, a commission has found.
A major employer has been ordered to pay a worker more than $1 million in damages, after his superior supplied unproven allegations against him to a medical assessor, who used the information to find the worker was psychiatrically disturbed and not fit to perform his job.
The dismissal of an abusive worker after an act of aggression was unfair because his employer previously tolerated and mismanaged his conduct, which led to one employee resigning out of fear for his safety, a commission has found.
A psychologically injured worker's dysfunctional relationship with a purportedly messy co-worker, whose constant meetings and phone calls disrupted his work, did not constitute an "action" that barred his access to compensation, an appeals judge has ruled.
An employer's "evident and intelligible justification" for performance managing a worker has sunk his claim that his team leader bullied him and harmed his health and wellbeing by undermining his achievements.
Lapses in behaviour standards, misunderstood tone and context and the unintended exclusion of workers relying on electronic interactions during the COVID-19 pandemic can exacerbate psychological injury risks, a senior safety lawyer has warned.
An employer unreasonably contributed to a worker's psychiatric injury by trying to test his honesty in a final penalty meeting and withholding key information from an investigation into his misconduct, a tribunal has found.
A worker who suffered a life-threatening disease that triggered mental health issues was harshly dismissed for his unsatisfactory performance under three improvement plans, an industrial commission has found.
A worker suffered a psychological injury after he was assured an upcoming meeting involved a "relatively straight forward matter", before fresh allegations of corruption were levelled against him, a commission has found.