A woman bullied so severely while working for the ACT Government that she was diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) has won her discrimination battle.
Developments late last week confirm that the Victorian government — including Premier Daniel Andrews — is under investigation for indictable criminal offences. The investigation by WorkSafe Victoria relates to the failed hotel quarantine program of 2020 and alleged breaches of health and safety laws.
The guidance from Safe Work Australia comes as Gladys Berejiklian suggests people might need to be vaccinated to go on a flight or enter hospitality venues
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.
She says she was “mortified” after sending a “drunk, naked photo” of herself to her work WhatsApp. Now her boss is holding it against her.
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.
Dozens of companies in Victoria are being probed and could face prosecution over potential COVID-19 safety breaches.
An injured worker who said he could only walk 100m even with a walking stick has had his lies uncovered by surveillance video.
In Walker v Greenmountain Food Processing Pty Ltd  QSC 329, the Supreme Court of Queensland found in favour of an injured worker who climbed onto a roof to inspect a boiler failure, at nightfall after drinking alcohol. He was awarded over $960,000 and his damages were not reduced for contributory negligence.
Another food delivery rider death has prompted calls from the Transport Workers Union (TWU) for the federal government to intervene.
The convenience of home-delivered takeaway food is something that many people have come to take for granted but we need to stop and consider the inherent risks for the bicycle riders involved.
Dodgy employers are taking advantage of migrant workers, claiming they are not employees and cannot make workers’ compensation claims, to avoid admitting responsibility for their injuries.
WorkSafe ‘must use’ its prosecutorial powers against key Andrews government figures
A shocking level of work-related fatalities is disclosed in the figures regularly released by Safe Work Australia.
The Victorian government says it is actively surveilling businesses failing to adhere to social distancing and personal protective equipment rules, under an ongoing WorkSafe “blitz” designed to promote compliance with COVID-19 regulations.