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  1. Right call, wrong time – when does a requirement become inherent?

    10 May 2022 | Insurance & Health Law

    The FWC finds that Baptcare Limited had “prematurely” dismissed an unvaccinated worker by not taking into account his ability to perform his role from home. In Issue Was it unreasonable to dismiss an unvaccinated employee who, while pursuant...

  2. It’s all in what’s written: High Court lays down the law for the contractor/employee dichotomy

    28 February 2022 | Insurance & Health Law

    Following a detailed examination of the terms of the contract between the parties, which was wholly in writing, and a clarification of how Courts should approach these questions, the majority of the High Court of Australia found that the character of the contract between the parties was one of an...

  3. High Court decision regarding change of status from employee to independent contractor

    28 February 2022 | Insurance & Health Law

    The High Court found that two individuals, who were initially employed by a company and then released to be engaged as independent contractors by the same company, were from the time of the new engagement independent contractors and not employees.

  4. Mandatory Vaccinations in the Workplace: Are they discriminatory?

    17 November 2021 | Insurance & Health Law

    A key issue which may not be immediately apparent is possible discrimination, particularly when employers or organisations are considering implementing a mandatory vaccination policy in directing employee inoculation.

  5. School found negligent for historic abuses perpetrated by a volunteer on and off its premises

    4 November 2021 | Insurance & Health Law

    Historic child sexual abuse perpetrated by a volunteer, and not employee, of the defendant (on and off the defendant’s premises). Defendant found not to be vicariously liable for the perpetrator’s conduct but found to have been negligent in failing to identify, prevent and stop the abuse both...

  6. JabWatch: Your Guide to Mandatory COVID Vaccinations Across Australia

    20 October 2021 | Insurance & Health Law

    Welcome to JabWatch – a collection of useful resources and insights covering everything you need to know about mandatory vaccinations in Australia. Initiated by our Employment Law team, JabWatch will keep you up to date with the latest information,...

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