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Employer duty to warn night-shift workers of driving risks

In Fraser v Burswood Resort (Management) Ltd, the employee worked as a croupier at the Burswood Casino.  The employee had finished her shift and about half an hour into her journey home, the employee lost control of her motor vehicle which rolled four or five times.  The employee was seriously injured and has ongoing disabilities.…

Employer ordered to seek treatment for anger management

In a recent matter before the Federal Circuit Court of Australia, an employer has been fined and ordered to seek professional help to deal with his anger management issues. An employee (represented by the Transport Workers’ Union) approached the employer and informed him that he could not work the following Monday as he had to…

FWC give guidance on support person role

A recent decision of the Fair Work Commission’s Full Bench has provided some clarity about the role of a support person in a termination or performance management process. In the decision of Victorian Association for the Teaching of English Inc v de Laps, the Employee resigned from her employment following the initiation of a performance…