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Similar facts in workers compensation claims?
The case shows a trend in the way of litigating claims for psychological injury, which makes defending them more onerous.
Australia
2 Oct 2019
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It does not have to be pristine – verdict for mining company in slip and fall incident
The case illustrates that all work has danger and employers are entitled to manage, instead of eliminating, some risks.
Australia
2 Oct 2019
3
Truck driver sustains major injuries at distribution centre – Spotlight pleads guilty
Spotlight had a duty to ensure that the premises of the distribution centre were as safe as reasonably practicable.
Australia
30 Sep 2019
4
Handling hazardous chemicals: successful prosecution of restaurant business for failing to provide safe work environment
Failure to provide a safe system of work exposed a young teenage worker to the danger of a hazardous cleaning product.
Australia
30 Sep 2019
5
Duty of care: Victorian WorkCover Authority v Asixa Logical Outcomes
The claim was settled on the morning of the trial, but it proceeded to decide the apportionment between the defendants.
Australia
30 Sep 2019
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Woolworths escapes prosecution after loading dock tragedy
WorkSafe has announced that it would accept Woolworths' bid to enter an Enforceable Undertaking in lieu of prosecution.
Australia
9 Sep 2019
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Employer liable for intentional harm by employee - Ward v Allianz Australia Insurance Services [2019] NSWDC 293
An employer was found liable for the deliberate actions of a manager, who verbally and physically bullied the plaintiff.
Australia
6 Sep 2019
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Skating on thin ice: Coles liable for slip and fall by worker
The case highlights the importance of documenting OHS complaints and thoroughly investigating accidents as they occur.
Australia
6 Sep 2019
9
Proposed Northern Territory industrial manslaughter laws
The Northern Territory government proposed the introduction of two new offences, to be called 'industrial manslaughter'.
Australia
6 Sep 2019
10
It pays to check – apprentice butcher awarded $578K for slip on sausage mince
Recent case shows trend by courts to make small apportionments of liability against actual employers in host employment arrangements.
Australia
30 Jul 2019
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Woolworths loading dock tragedy
Recent case highlights that a risk assessment must consider anyone a particular activity may affect, not just employees.
Australia
30 Jul 2019
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Dismissal upheld, but employer criticised over handling of WHS obligations in relation to suicidal employee and referred to SafeWork NSW
The employer was criticised by the Commission for allowing the employee to return to work after a suicidal incident.
Australia
30 May 2019
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Corrective Services officer fails in claim relating to unprovoked prisoner assault – Corbin v State of Queensland (Queensland Corrective Services) [2019] QSC 110
This case highlights difficulties in proving that these assaults are reasonably foreseeable and preventable by employers.
Australia
24 May 2019
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QCA confirms school not liable for slip on grape by the teacher
Where a risk is foreseeable but highly unlikely to occur, employers are only expected to take reasonable precautions.
Australia
19 May 2019
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Argument with volatile colleague no reason for dismissal
Employers should still be careful before using a new incident as justification to terminate an individual's employment.
Australia
19 May 2019
16
What are the inherent requirements of the role of a teacher?
The Department argued that the teacher's physical symptoms rendered her unable to safely perform her duties as a teacher.
Australia
19 May 2019
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The frying pan might be hot – community standards versus legal standards in contributory negligence cases
Where a system of work is deficient (or a safe system is not enforced), contributory negligence is not readily found.
Australia
9 Mar 2019
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Five days unpaid family and domestic violence leave to be inserted into the National Employment Standards
On 6 December 2018, the Federal Government passed the Fair Work Amendment (Family and Domestic Violence Leave) Bill 2018.
Australia
20 Dec 2018
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A recent $10 million undertaking puts the spotlight back on violence in schools
The ACT Education Directorate entered into a record undertaking with Worksafe ACT dealing with injuries suffered by staff.
Australia
1 Dec 2018
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Teacher reinstated following accidental allergic reaction
Schools should keep detailed notes to ensure that essential information about any student is communicated to all staff.
Australia
29 Nov 2018
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