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  1. Work Health & Safety Update – Director imprisoned and $1M fine ordered under Qld legislation

    19 February 2019 | Insurance & Health Law

    On 6 February 2019, the Maroochydore District Court handed down Queensland’s first Category 1 prosecution under the Work Health and Safety Act 2011. Sunshine Coast company director, Gary Lavin, and his company, Multi-Run Roofing, were charged with...

  2. Employer’s texts “back to the dole que for you” and “please don’t come in tmz” did not constitute dismissal

    12 December 2018 | Insurance & Health Law

    The central issue to be determined in this case was whether the Applicant's employment with the Respondent was terminated at the Respondent's initiative. The Respondent denied the Applicant's employment had been terminated and alleged the...

  3. Work available. Must be open to sexual harassment. Apply within.

    12 December 2018 | Insurance & Health Law

    A female employee has been awarded $10,000 for hurt, humiliation and distress after making a complaint about sexual harassment. The employee was advised by a staff member reviewing her complaint that unwanted attention should be expected in a...

  4. FWC upholds dismissal of glass-throwing employee at work Christmas party

    12 December 2018 | Insurance & Health Law

    The Fair Work Commission made a significant decision on out-of -hours conduct in finding that ALDI had a valid reason to dismiss an employee for throwing a full glass of beer over the heads of other employees at a work Christmas function. In Issue Was...

  5. Slip time slip up: questions over a fair dismissal

    12 December 2018 | Insurance & Health Law

    The Full Bench of the Fair Work Commission has granted leave to an employee of Qantas to appeal against a finding of the Fair Work Commission dismissing the employee's application for an unfair dismissal remedy. In Issue Whether leave should be...

  6. No bullying risk for re-assigned employee

    12 December 2018 | Insurance & Health Law

    The Fair Work Commission dismissed an application made for an order to stop bullying by finding that relocating an employee to another department in the organisation reduced the risks of any recurrence of alleged bullying. In Issue Whether relocating an...

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