Laws

Crime does not pay – injured claimant sent to jail

On 31 August 2020, Mr McLean pleaded guilty in the Brisbane Magistrates Court to 10 charges of dishonesty in relation to a claim for compensation made under the Workers’ Compensation and Rehabilitation Act 2003. On 19 November 2020, Mr McLean received a prison sentence for the offences. He appealed the decision in the District Court.

Sacked after refusing flu jab

The Fair Work Commission (FWC) has given a worker permission to go ahead with an unfair dismissal claim after she was put on indefinite unpaid leave for refusing to be vaccinated for the flu.

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