An employer has unsuccessfully claimed a worker's robbery-related psych injury has resolved and surveillance footage of him participating in creative endeavours shows he is malingering. Such footage "cannot capture the [worker's] psychological state", a tribunal stressed.
A commission has rejected a worker's claim she should not have been dismissed for punching a colleague in the face, shortly after her shift ended, because they were close friends discussing personal matters at the time of the altercation.
A worker who developed post-traumatic stress disorder after being violently assaulted in the course of his employment has been awarded the costs of repairing his backyard "Bali hut", with a tribunal finding the services satisfied the "assisting to cope" test under workers' comp laws.
Strategies for preventing and managing occupational violence should focus on nine key themes, including risk management, the physical design of workspaces and vertical communication, according to a major research project funded by SafeWork NSW.
Employers will be required to report s-xual harassment incidents to a workplace health and safety regulator - and face significant penalties for failing to do so - under a government plan announced for International Women's Day today.
Training workers in self-defence, to prevent occupational violence (OV), must take into account that their skills can fail under high-stress conditions, Australian researchers have found in a major review of OV mitigation strategies.
Violence continues into the workplace for many workers experiencing domestic violence and it is time to challenge the "myth" that this is not a workplace issue, according to Diversity Council Australia and violence against women prevention organisation Our Watch.
An employer's treatment of a worker, when she returned to work after allegedly being assaulted by a colleague at a social event, included transferring her to a perceived "dumping ground" for "staff with issues" and exacerbated her injury from the attack, a commission has found.