Articles matching OHS


Can a person be summarily dismissed from their job due to drunkenness or drugs?

Filed under: Employment Law - Worker Perspective, OHS, Employment Law

Australian employees enjoy a number of robust protections from unfair dismissal. However, there may be instances where the behaviour of the individual...

What duty of care do Australian employers owe employees?

Filed under: Employment Law - Worker Perspective, OHS

Australian workplace occupational health and safety laws and employer duty of care.

Bah! Humbug! An employer’s guide to the silly season

Filed under: OHS, Discrimination, Harassment, Occupational Health and Safety, Employment Law

It’s the most wonderful time of the year according to the popular jingle by Andy Williams, but for many employers Christmas and Christmas parties are fraught...

Injuries sustained post resignation found to have arisen “out of or in the course of employment”

Filed under: OHS, Occupational Health and Safety, Employment Law, Worker's Compensation

In the recent decision of Davis v Terrivic Pty Ltd [2016] NSWWCC 10, the New South Wales Workers’ Compensation Commission (the Commission) found that personal...

Employer not liable for accidental stabbing

Filed under: OHS, Occupational Health and Safety, Employment Law, Worker's Compensation

Discussion of the recent decision of Umberto Polizzi v Hervey Bay Boat Club Inc (M1411/13) in which a bar attendant sustained a penetrating wound to his...

Employer not liable for injury to First Aid Officer

Filed under: Employment Law - Worker Perspective, OHS, Occupational Health and Safety, Employment Law

Most workplaces have a First Aid Officer, but what happens if the First Aid Officer is injured while rendering first aid?

Playing rugby held “in the course of employment”

Filed under: Employment Law - Worker Perspective, OHS

The recent decision of NSW Police Force v Faccin [2015] NSWWCCPD in which Deputy President Kevin O’Grady upheld the decision of an Arbitrator of the NSW...

What can employers do for their employees if it is hot?

Filed under: Employment Law - Worker Perspective, Employment Law - Employer Perspective, OHS, Industrial Relations, Employment and Human Resources

What happens if it's too hot to work outside in Australia? What should employers do for employees?

Employer found negligent for not painting the sill of a raised doorway in a contrasting colour

Filed under: Employment Law - Worker Perspective, OHS, Occupational Health and Safety

Thelander v Sydney Ferries Corporation [2014] NSWSC 1530 – 4 November 2014 The plaintiff instituted proceedings against its employer, the Sydney Ferries...

No causative breach of duty despite mechanical failure of crane

Filed under: Employment Law - Worker Perspective, OHS, Occupational Health and Safety, Worker's Compensation

Coote v S & P Jackson Pty Ltd [2014] NSWCA 385 considered the following issues: The requirement for a Court to reach “a definite conclusion affirmatively...

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