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.
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.
A commission has found an employer can require a claustrophobic worker to work in enclosed spaces, but warned that the company's approach to accommodating his condition will be carefully scrutinised if he is sacked for being unable to do so.
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 dismissed an appeal from a worker - whose injury dispute helped reform the administrative action test - against a finding that her injury arose from a performance appraisal and wasn't compensable.
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.