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  • 13/10/2016

    Penalty Imposed: Harsh Fines for Denial of Parental Leave Entitlement

    Earlier this year HR Legal reported on a decision of the Federal Circuit Court of Australia in which an employer was found to have taken adverse action against an employee for failing to return the employee to their pre-parental leave position. The Court has now imposed a substantial penalty on the employer which further emphasises the significant potential consequences for failing to meet obligations to employees on parental leave.
  • 11/10/2016

    Under Pressure: Employer liable for psychological condition caused by high workload

    Employees often face difficulties claiming compensation for stress-related illnesses caused by excessive workloads, particularly where they agreed in their employment contracts to perform the duties that led to the condition.

    However, a recent decision in the Victorian Supreme Court has shown that the courts are willing to find companies responsible in the right circumstances, opening up the possibility of more decisions along these lines.