An employer has been ordered to reinstate and compensate a worker it sacked for breaching a critical safety procedure, after a commission found he worked in accordance with recent refresher training where two managers failed to pull him up on an incomplete response.
A worker has failed to convince a court that his employer took adverse action against him for having a mental health condition and complaining of bullying, or even that the employer was aware of the extent of his mental health issues.
An adverse action claim lodged by a worker - who was sacked after seeking stop-bullying orders, and before claiming workers' compensation - isn't barred by Federal provisions prohibiting double-dipping, a judge has ruled.
An employer has been ordered to reinstate an injured worker, pending the outcome of his disability discrimination claim, so he can maintain a connection to employment and access JobKeeper payments during the COVID-19 pandemic.
A Fair Work Commission full bench has stressed that employers must communicate changes to their drug and alcohol policies, including through training and timely warnings, in upholding the reinstatement of a safety-critical worker who tested positive for cannabis.
A worker sacked for misusing pain medication has been given another chance to overturn his dismissal, after arguing it was wrong to presume his employer did not need to take a rehabilitative approach to his case in the absence of an admission of guilt by him.
A worker's act of using a mobile phone in a stationary vehicle was a "bad look" and contravened road rules, but didn't constitute a major safety breach, a commission has ruled. Meanwhile, a safety regulator has urged employers to review their phone usage policies, after two vehicles collided.
The adjustments an employer made for a worker recently diagnosed with diabetes have helped defeat his claim that he was unfairly dismissed and discriminated against because his performance suffered from the health condition.
A manager who resigned after being accused of breaching mobile plant safety rules was not forced to quit, a commission has found, stressing that initiating the show cause process was the legitimate action of an employer complying with its WHS obligations.