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  1. Employer avoids liability for workplace psychiatric injury on causation grounds

    17 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...

  2. Awareness of Religious Discrimination during the Festive Season

    8 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...

  3. Difficult Conversations during the Festive Season

    8 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...

  4. Directing a worker to “tackle that task” inadequate: Court of Appeal finds employer liable for fall

    22 October 2020 | Insurance & Health Law

    The NSW Court of Appeal has overturned the Supreme Court’s findings that an employer was not required to take additional precautions in respect of a risk it created. In Issue Whether the defendant breached its duty of care to the plaintiff by...

  5. Employee awarded $45,000 in sexual harassment claim

    16 October 2020 | Insurance & Health Law

    A decision delivered by the Anti-Discrimination Tribunal of Tasmania (ADTA) has resulted in a complainant being awarded $45,000 against a former delivery driver that would frequently engage in conduct that constituted sexual harassment. The background On...

  6. High Court clarifies calculation of paid personal/carer’s leave

    17 August 2020 | Insurance & Health Law

    A majority of the High Court of Australia has clarified that employees who work longer hours over a shorter number of days in an ordinary working week are not able to use those hours as a basis for quantifying their entitlement to 10 days of paid...

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