Dismissals for safety breaches not always clear cut
A recent court case demonstrates Fair Work Australia’s (FWA) increasing commitment to the paramount importance of the duty of employers to keep their workers safe, according to law firm Holding Redlich.
Skin exposure to chemicals and the causes and occurrence of occupational skin disease are serious workplace health issues that have a large economic impact on the Australian economy each year, according to Safe Work Australia Chair, Tom Phillips.
Truck driver pleads guilty to workers’ compensation fraud
A Victorian truck driver who continued to receive compensation benefits for a workplace injury but took up work elsewhere has been ordered to repay almost $27,000 and perform 100 hours of unpaid community work.
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