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The undoing of a hug

Australia - November 20 2019 An employer's redundancy process that brought about an adjustment disorder was reasonable administrative action, and that defence should be given its…

Court finds employer had no duty to take reasonable care to avoid a psychiatric injury arising from reasonable steps in investigating, assessing, educating and reprimanding worker

Australia - August 20 2020 A worker alleged her adjustment disorder resulted from her employer’s breach of duty of care stemming from bullying allegations and investigations…

Worker establishes factual issues for common law claim by the employer’s acceptance of his workers compensation claim

Australia - November 20 2019 A truck driver made a claim after he did not recover from two injuries that he initially shrugged off. The worker successfully established the…

Zac Bowers.

2018 Amendments to the Workers’ Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988 (Tas)

Australia - February 26 2018 From 1 January 2018, a number of amendments to the Workers Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988 (the Act) came into effect. The government…

Is administrative action ‘reasonable’ just because you have acted in accordance with your own policies and procedures? Not necessarily

Australia - August 20 2019 The Worker’s claim for compensation was rejected by the Employer on the basis that her adjustment disorder resulted from reasonable administrative…