Laws

Injured support worker wins TPD claim of over $150,000 after slipping in shower

In 2019, a client of ROCHE Legal in their late 50’s was working as a disability support worker. The support worker was unfortunately injured at work when assisting an elderly resident in a well-known disability support and aged care facility take a shower. Specifically, the injury occurred when the support worker slipped in the shower causing the worker to lose balance and twist their knee.

Dismissal for vaccination delay ruled unfair

The Fair Work Commission (FWC) recently found that the Commissioner of Public Employment unfairly dismissed an unvaccinated worker as it failed to allow the worker to obtain specialist medical advice following the worker’s family member suffering a severe adverse reaction to a COVID-19 vaccine.

Labor has WHS law changes high on their agenda.

The party has promised to review and update the current laws, which were last reviewed in 2001. The aim is to make sure that the laws are up to date and fit for purpose and has said that they mean to make changes to the way WHS laws are enforced in Australia.

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