In a landmark decision, the NSW Court of Appeal has upheld a NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal Appeal Panel finding of sexual harassment as a result of a ‘mortifying’ workplace health and safety poster; sending a clear message that less ‘explicit’ means of harassment such as innuendo, insinuation, implication, overtone, undertone and horseplay are not immune from liability.
Month: July 2021
The Australian Building and Construction Commission (ABCC) has commenced legal action in court against the CFMMEU and two of its officers, for right of entry contraventions at the Central Energy Plant Towers Upgrade in South Brisbane. The ABCC alleges that the CFMMEU officers, Andrew Blakeley and Beau Seiffert, acted in an improper manner and repeatedly refused to sign in and comply with the site’s occupational health and safety coronavirus (COVID-19) requirements. Blakeley also allegedly verbally abused a site manager.
Outback Ballooning Pty Ltd, an Alice Springs-based hot air balloon company, has been convicted and fined $130,000 after pleading guilty to breaching section 32 of the Work Health and Safety (National Uniform Legislation) Act 2011 (the Act)
The South Australian Employment Tribunal has handed down another favourable decision for employers relating to Section 18 of the Return to Work Act 2014 (SA) – the section that allows injured workers to apply to the Tribunal for an order requiring the pre-injury employer to provide “suitable employment”.
Resources Safety and Health Queensland (RSHQ) has recommended senior site executives ensure all operators are trained and competent in the operation of vehicles after a coal mine worker was injured by a moving vehicle.
A Queensland refinery worker is in hospital after falling from a significant height before coming into contact with dangerous caustic chemicals.
A pineapple farm where a worker was killed last week had previously been investigated over a farmhand falling off a makeshift roofing platform made from a forklift and a fruit bin.
The five-day office week is well and truly dead as managers deal with a workforce that doesn’t want to go back to the way things were.
In unfair dismissal matters, reinstatement is the primary remedy and the Fair Work Commission (FWC) may not make an order for compensation unless it is satisfied that reinstatement is inappropriate.
Horsham Back-Hoe Hire was sentenced in the Ballarat Magistrates’ Court on Friday after pleading guilty on 28 May to one charge of failing to maintain a safe workplace.
A worker at the D‘orsogna meat factory had the tips of his fingers cut off while trying to unjam a meat slicer. And it’s not the first time the factory owner has been in trouble.
A man who became trapped in a shipping container filled with grain at Devonport Wharf on Friday afternoon is doing ‘okay’, says his boss.
A labour hire company has been fined $50,000 following the death of a worker at a timber mill in 2018.
A year-long investigation into Victoria’s deadly hotel quarantine scheme has taken a major step towards potential charges amid calls for justice.