Browsing: Absenteeism/sick leave

FRI
11:55AM

Paused RTW for aggressive worker was reasonable

A psychologically injured worker's employer did not take unreasonable administrative action against him by declining to return him to work after an incident, but rather was acting out of concern for the welfare of his supervisor and colleagues, a tribunal has found.

MON
12:31PM

Employer liable for injuries after "ambushing" unwell HSR

A major employer's conduct towards a health and safety representative after a safety meeting has been slammed by a tribunal, in throwing out the company's reasonable action claim.

MON
11:39AM

COVID-19 vaccine dismissal and leave disputes determined

The Fair Work Commission has upheld the dismissal of a long-term employee for refusing a COVID-19 vaccine, commending his employer's "difficult to fault" support of his safety concerns. Meanwhile, a worker has lost her bid to be paid sick leave while stood down for not being vaccinated.

FRI
2:48PM

Bullying texts and calls breached workplace safety Act

A company that did not have a process to help workers raise concerns over inappropriate behaviour has been fined for safety offences, after its director bullied an injured worker through aggressive text messages and an unannounced visit to her home. In another case, a director has been fined for reversing a forklift into one of his employees.

TUE
11:32AM

FWC rejects long-term absent worker's IME claims

A worker dismissed after being on sick leave for 16 months, after a safety stoush, has unsuccessfully claimed her employer had been obligated to send her for an independent medical examination (IME) to ascertain her capacity.

THU
1:28PM

Leave-accusations meeting caused psychiatric impairment

A major employer should have given a worker more time to prepare for a disciplinary meeting and possibly rectify his transgressions, a commission has ruled in finding the purportedly "casual" meeting was unreasonable action that wholly or predominately caused his debilitating psych injury.


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