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  1. WCompFiles | June 2020

    5 June 2020 | Insurance & Health Law

    Welcome to our first COVID-19 edition of WCompFiles. We have an interesting mix of cases from around the country for this edition, including: NSW | A tragic case involving the assessment of liability to pay death benefits to children of a deceased work...

  2. Double (Trouble) Insurance - Federal Court rules on claim for equitable contribution from head contractor’s insurer after settlement

    5 June 2020 | Insurance & Health Law

    In the recent decision of QBE Insurance Australia Limited v Allianz Australia Insurance Limited [2020] FCA 589, the Federal Court found that an insurer was entitled to dual insurance contribution for the liability of a subcontractor that it had covered...

  3. EPL.Files | June 2020

    2 June 2020 | Insurance & Health Law

    In challenging times, we provide our quarterly update regarding employment law to ensure you are up to date. In this edition, we look at the latest decisions including: casual employees post Watpac v Skene sexual harassment supports termination of...

  4. Federal Court orders friendly reminder for employers managing employees with mental disabilities

    2 June 2020 | Insurance & Health Law

    The Federal Circuit Court recently determined that an employee terminated over performance and conduct issues, has failed to estbalish a connection with his mental disability or that his employer took adverse action on the basis of his bullying...

  5. The Full Court confirms that a s81A referral does not require watertight evidence

    2 June 2020 | Insurance & Health Law

    An employer disputed liability for a physical injury based on a medical opinion that was ambiguous on its face as to the nature and cause of a worker’s injury, an injury which clearly had some relationship to work. In Issue Whether, at s81A h...

  6. Security for Nurses - Is it necessary in the workplace?

    2 June 2020 | Insurance & Health Law

    A nurse was successful in her claim against her employer for breaching its duty of care by failing to have in place a system whereby security officers could attend a mental health unit of a hospital to assist nurses in having safe access to patients....

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