The mining industry has been described as harbouring "a culture of cover-up", in the "'Enough Is Enough': S-xual harassment against woman in the FIFO mining industry" report. The parliamentary inquiry report makes 79 findings and 24 recommendations for addressing the "horrendous violence and abuse woman are subjected to while going about their work".
A deputy operations manager, with the NSW Ambulance Service, created a "psychologically unsafe workplace" by inappropriately venting his frustrations over colleagues to his manager, a commission has ruled in rejecting his unfair dismissal appeal.
A major government employer, in defending its decision to summarily sack a claims coordinator, has failed to prove the man's "aggressive" conduct caused a "serious and imminent risk" to the health or safety of his colleagues.
Surprisingly high percentages of workers are exposed to aggression from colleagues, managers and customers, while workplace racism also remains common, creating significant WHS risks and highlighting the need for targeted training, according to safety, wellbeing and human resources specialists.
A worker who developed post-traumatic stress disorder after being exposed to the Port Arthur massacre, more than 26 years ago, has been denied the costs of massage treatment, in a judgment examining the reach of injured workers' entitlements to medical expenses.
A commissioner has ordered the reinstatement of a worker who was sacked for allegedly unsafely "enforcing" a COVID-19 mask mandate, and breaching conflict de-escalation procedures, by asking a customer to put on his mask properly.