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Taking the stress out of employee claims for psychological Injury/Illness

Australia - October 26 2012 Claims made by employees seeking payment of workers’ compensation for stress or other psychological injury/illness can arise out of administrative or disciplinary action taken by an employer against an employee.

Andrew Burnett, Bruno Di Girolami, Dominique Hartfield

Did you know…? ‘Rolling eyes’ may constitute ‘bullying’ under definition in new code of practice

Australia - November 26 2012 The definition of ‘bullying’ under the new harmonised Work Health and Safety Act 2011 (Cth) will be: Repeated, unreasonable behavior directed towards a worker or a group of workers, that creates a risk to health and safety.

Andrew Burnett, Bruno Di Girolami, Dominique Hartfield

When parental leave goes bad

Australia, New Zealand - October 26 2011 An interesting question came up this week.

Workplace bullying at its worst: employer told to pay $100,000

Australia - December 20 2012 The Melbourne Magistrates Court has fined a laundry owner $50,000 and ordered him to pay a further $50,000 in costs for his bullying that had ‘harrowing’ effects on employees and was a clear example of an employer breaking occupational health and safety laws.

Andrew Burnett, Bruno Di Girolami, Dominique Hartfield

Post-dismissal conduct and discoveries relevant to claims

Australia - December 20 2012 Sometimes in unfair dismissal cases, actions that become known to an employee after they are dismissed can be relied upon in presenting their case.

Andrew Burnett, Bruno Di Girolami, Dominique Hartfield