THU
2:30PM

Reluctant worker required to take on risky task: inquest

Workplace safety, Jurisdiction, Legislation, regulation and caselaw, Issue/challenge/risk, Research and reports
A government employee who drove a heavy vehicle into a remand prisoner - a fatality that led to two workplace health and safety prosecutions - was directed to drive the vehicle despite raising concerns about his lack of experience or familiarity with the truck, an inquest has found.
WED
12:33PM

Unprecedented probe finds injured workers still being ripped off under questionable commercial scheme

Workers' compensation, Jurisdiction, Legislation, regulation and caselaw, Topic/practice, Research and reports
Workers' comp claims agents have taken steps to conceal rather than eliminate unethical practices identified in a damning 2016 report, the Victorian Ombudsman has found. The five agents cherry-pick evidence to reject complex claims and intrusively surveil injured workers "without a shred of evidence to justify it", she found.

Jurisdiction

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