Workplace Law

Employers thumped on workplace bullying

It’s a workplace bullying case that defies logic yet an employer let it happen and it’s now costing them big money.

Now Brisbane compensation law expert Mark O’Connor says a Supreme Court judgement awarding a female labourer more than $1.3 million for the abuse she suffered is a hard reminder to all employers to enforce workplace anti-bullying policies.

A female labourer who endured endless harassment on a worksite by fellow employees, her foremen and even contractors, finally took her employers to court when she couldn’t take any more.

New State Government Urged to Honour Election Pledge to Overthrow WorkCover Changes

Queensland’s new Government is being urged to give priority to honouring its election campaign pledge to scrap tough workers’ compensation scheme law changes implemented by the LNP.

Brisbane compensation law expert Mark O’Connor said changes to the WorkCover scheme, introduced in October 2013, imposed a five per cent threshold on all common law claims, which effectively shut out a significant percentage of claims by workers injured by their employers’ unsafe work practices.

QLD WorkCover Laws an Election Issue

Queensland’s tough workers’ compensation scheme laws with their restrictions that shut out many legitimate claims have become an election issue, with Labor vowing to scrap them while the LNP says it won’t review them.

Brisbane compensation law expert Mark O’Connor said changes to the WorkCover scheme, introduced in October 2013, imposed a five per cent threshold on all common law claims, which effectively shut out a significant percentage of claims by workers injured by their employers’ unsafe work practices.

Contrite Premier Should Reverse State WorkCover Changes

Premier Campbell Newman’s “peace making” tour to mend political fences after the Stafford by-election defeat should include reversing controversial changes to the State’s WorkCover workers compensation scheme.

That’s the view of Brisbane injury compensation law expert Mark O’Connor who says last October’s WorkCover changes which implemented a five per cent bodily impairment threshold before any common law claim could be made were harsh and unnecessary.

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