The Fair Work Commission has expressed concern over a supermarket giant's oversight of inappropriate conduct in its stores, in an unfair dismissal case involving a worker who s-xually harassed a number of young co-workers.
A worker medically retired for posing WHS risks has unsuccessfully argued that her fitness for work should be assessed against a "position of suitable duties" set by a workers' comp commission, rather than her pre-injury role.
An OHS coordinator has been ordered to pay his former employer $35,000 in legal costs, after a court found he was dismissed for divulging confidential workers' comp data and not, as he claimed, for exercising his workplace right to complain of bullying.
A Fair Work Commission full bench has allowed a worker to challenge a significant ruling that his refusal to use a fingerprint scanner, to register his presence at work for safety reasons, was a valid reason for his dismissal.
An obese worker assessed as being a fall-risk has been granted leave to pursue discrimination claims against her former employer, including for its purported failure to provide reasonable work adjustments to accommodate her condition.
An employer has been ordered to pay a psychologically ill worker $160,000, after a court found its decision to dismiss him over "concerns about [his] capacity to return to work" was the same as dismissing him because of his mental disability.