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  1. Plaintiff unsuccessful in claim against employer for substantially pre-existing injuries

    20 August 2019 | Insurance & Health Law

    Judgment for the Defendant in a claim for personal injuries allegedly sustained in the course of employment where the Plaintiff failed to disclose the extent of his substantially pre-existing injuries. In Issue Were the injuries sustained in the manner...

  2. Employer held accountable for defamatory comments about past employee

    16 May 2019 | Insurance & Health Law

    A childcare centre worker was awarded $237,970.22 against his former employer when, in an email to parents of children attending the centre about staff updates, he was described as having left for disciplinary reasons and being untruthful. In Issue...

  3. When is a worker at work?

    25 February 2019 | Insurance & Health Law

    The employer required its workers to arrive 10 minutes before their shift to ensure continuity of work. The claimant sustained an injury in the 10 minute period before starting work. In Issue When is a worker at their ‘place of employment’ and...

  4. Mental health and autonomy in the workplace

    4 February 2019 | Insurance & Health Law

    The Queensland Supreme Court considers the adequacy of systems in place for supporting the mental health of front-line responders. In Issue Whether an employer should require workers with suspected mental health issues to undergo interventions such as...