Job if you do, no job if you don’t15 July 2021 | Insurance & Health Law
The topic of mandatory vaccination has become prominent in recent times due to COVID-19. As a result, the question of an employer’s ability to require employees to be vaccinated has been asked more frequently than ever before. So, can an employer make an employee get a vaccination?
Mental health and working from home during the pandemic30 June 2021 | Insurance & Health Law
As several states and territories enter lock down again, the blurring of the boundaries between work and personal life has become the norm in our current pandemic reality. While WFH arrangements are become increasingly necessary to minimising and responding to the transmission of COVID-19, this can...
Safety Update: NSW Code of Practice on managing psychosocial hazards at work7 June 2021 | Insurance & Health Law
SafeWork NSW have recently developed a Code of Practice to provide practical guidance on how to manage psychosocial hazards and risks at work. Mental Health awareness has become more prominent and workplaces need to address the importance of valuing psychological health as much as physical health.
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.
Court awards compensation to employee for work-related stress22 April 2021 | Insurance & Health Law
The Court has determined an employee’s aortic dissection and hypertensions, were a result of ongoing work related stress. As such, the Court awarded compensation to the employee for loss of income weekly benefits and related medical expenses.
Overriding safety results in serious WHS breach15 March 2021 | Insurance & Health Law
A crane company and its director were convicted of breaching the WHS Act by failing to plan for the job and disregarding the crane’s safety features. Despite a recorded conviction, pecuniary penalties were not imposed.