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Permanent incapacity, not bullying, behind dismissal

A worker who contends he was left to languish after he developed psych injuries, from being bullied, has failed to prove his employer unlawfully dismissed him for making a workers' comp claim.


Why mandatory COVID vaccine policies could backfire

Ill-considered decisions on the COVID-19 vaccination, and on whether it should be mandatory for workers, could result in employers facing costly discrimination, harassment and bullying claims, a leading workplace advisor has warned.


Worker loses landmark vaccination case in FWC

One of the first unfair dismissal cases involving a worker's refusal to have a flu vaccination has been decided in an employer's favour, with the Fair Work Commission finding the employer's pandemic-inspired mandatory vaccine policy is lawful and reasonable.


WHS audit undermines forced-resignation claims

The findings of an employer-initiated WHS inspection of its own workplace have helped defeat a worker's contention, before a commission, that the site was so unsafe he was forced to resign.


Worker loses appeal in itchy rash discrimination case

An industrial commissioner wrongly relied on a worker's pre-employment medical report to determine whether he suffered from an impairing skin rash, but he was not subjected to discrimination when he was dismissed for putting his hands down his shorts at work, a judge has ruled.


Hasty redundancy process injured worker

An employer has been found liable for a worker's psych injury because it "blindsided" him with a redundancy meeting shortly after he returned to work from long-term sick leave, during which he was induced to believe his job was secure.


"Safehaven" breach unfairly deemed worse than collision

An employer has been ordered to reinstate and compensate a worker it sacked for breaching one of its seven "safehaven" rules. The employer was unable to explain why the man was punished more severely than two employees involved in a "far more serious safety incident", a commission found.


Contracts unlawfully scrapped after bullying complaints

A consulate has been ordered to pay two workers lost wages and will face pecuniary penalties, for refusing to renew their employment contracts after they applied to the Fair Work Commission for stop-bullying orders.


Punch on public street was work-related and sackable

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.


Critical-safety-breach sacking upheld by full Fed Court

A worker sacked for a critical safety procedure (CSP) breach, with no "demonstrated consequence", has lost his latest bid to win his job back, with a full Federal Court majority blocking his appeal.

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