Why are damages sofa apart?4 May 2021 | Insurance & Health Law
The Plaintiff alleged that he injured his back whilst moving a large sofa which subsequently led to him suffering a serious psychiatric illness. Although the parties agreed that the Plaintiff was entitled to damages, their respective assessments differed significantly.
Employers should not assume they can require employees to receive COVID-19 vaccination23 April 2021 | Insurance & Health Law
In a recent decision delivered by the Fair Work Commission (FWC) a childcare centre has been cleared of its decision to terminate Ms Bou-Jamie Barber’s employment due to her unwillingness to receive an influenza vaccination.
Employer found liable for injuries to worker due to in-house modifications performed on machinery10 March 2021 | Insurance & Health Law
The New South Wales Court of Appeal recently found an employer defendant to be liable as a result of in-house modifications it undertook on machinery in circumstances where adequate engineering advice had not been first obtained.
Employer avoids liability for workplace psychiatric injury on causation grounds17 December 2020 | Insurance & Health Law
A Victorian government legal office has successfully appealed a finding of liability for psychiatric injuries suffered by a solicitor working in a sexual offences unit because the solicitor failed to establish that measures open to be taken would have...
Awareness of Religious Discrimination during the Festive Season8 December 2020 | Insurance & Health Law
Australia is a vibrant and multicultural nation, which requires employers to be aware of the risk of discrimination during the festive season. It’s important that festive functions such as Christmas parties, recognise cultural and religious...
Difficult Conversations during the Festive Season8 December 2020 | Insurance & Health Law
With Christmas and New Year’s fast approaching, employer’s need to remain cognisant of difficult conversations that they should be having with employees, and the pitfalls of putting them off because “its Christmas”. Difficult...