Presumptive workers' compensation for first responders with PTSD and other psychological injuries will be harmonised across all Australian jurisdictions, presuming COAG agrees on recommendations from a national inquiry.
Performance appraisals are formal processes to assess a worker's "overall" performance and don't include employers informally managing specific problems with their work, a tribunal has ruled in an injury dispute.
An employer's actions in transferring a worker to another state caused him to lose substantial allowances and likely caused his psychiatric injury, but the employer isn't liable for the condition, a tribunal has found.
An employer has unsuccessfully argued that it isn't liable for a burnt-out worker's psychological injury because it was caused by his personality traits, including a strong work ethic and high standards.
The costly rise in secondary mental injury claims is one of many indicators that employers need to do more to improve how they deal with mental health and stigma at work, a major workers' comp insurer says.
Young workers emulate their co-workers' and managers' risk-taking behaviours and tackling the high risk of injury among them requires raising organisational safety and cultural standards, according to Nordic researchers.