Junior lawyer wins over $185,000 after employer breaches contract17 May 2021 | Insurance & Health Law
A highly paid junior lawyer negotiated with his employer to receive a significant share of the profits of the business as part of his remuneration. He sued his employer for making false and misleading representations by not paying him what was allegedly owed as per his contractual arrangements,...
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.
Court awards compensation to employee for work-related stress22 April 2021 | Insurance & Health Law
The Courts have determined an employee’s aortic dissection and hypertensions, a result of ongoing work related stress. As such, the Courts have awarded compensation to the employee for loss of income weekly benefits and related medical expenses.
Employee assaulting colleague supports termination of employment24 March 2021 | Insurance & Health Law
An employee’s conduct outside of work hours, in relation to a private matter, was determined to be connected to her employment, and that was enough to dismiss the employee.
From JobKeeper to JobSeeker – employer’s rights to terminate employees unwilling to work during COVID18 March 2021 | Insurance & Health Law
The Fair Work Commission has considered the circumstances in which an employee may be terminated for refusing to work during the COVID-19 pandemic. In Issue Is failing to be ready and willing to work a justification for terminating an employee during the...