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Case Note: Transport Workers Union of Australia v Qantas Airways Limited 2021 FCA 873

In the lengthy Federal Court judgment in Transport Workers Union of Australia v Qantas Airways Limited 2021 FCA 873 delivered on 30 July 2021, Lee J  found that Qantas took adverse action when it made over 2,000 workers redundant, and that the airline could not prove that its reasons for doing so were not prohibited by the Fair Work Act 2009

The consequences of the breach are yet to be determined.

COVID-19, Vaccinations and the Workplace –  What Employers Need to Know

In light of the recent extended lockdown in Sydney, and the new short lockdown in Melbourne, the question again arises in relation to whether an employer can require its workers to be vaccinated against the COVID‑19 virus.

There are a myriad of discretionary issues for an employer to step through in determining whether it can direct its workers to be vaccinated; as well as what steps an employer can take if the worker refuses to follow such a direction.

Holman Webb Listed as Finalist - Lawyers Weekly Australian Law Awards 2021

Holman Webb Lawyers is proud to relay that the firm has been listed as a finalist in two categories in the Lawyers Weekly Australian Law Awards 2021:

  • Law Firm of the Year
  • Insurance Team of the Year

Click through for more information on this year's finalists, and upcoming winner announcements.

COVID-19 Employee Stand Down Found to be an Employment Benefit

An Arbitrator in the Personal Injury Commission has found that a worker, who sustained psychiatric injury when her employer stood her down during the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic, was not entitled to compensation.

Employer’s Non-Delegable Duty to Take Reasonable Steps to Protect an Employee From Psychiatric Harm Re-Examined: Zagi Kozarov v State of Victoria [2020] VSC 78
Monday 21 September 2020 / by Grace Gunn posted in Workplace Relations PTSD Zagi Kozarov v State of Victoria [2020] VSC 78

Recently, an employer's non-delegable duty to take reasonable steps to protect an employee from psychiatric harm was re-examined in Zagi Kozarov v State of Victoria [2020] VSC 78. 

Holman Webb Announces 10 Promotions Across Sydney and Melbourne Offices
Friday 29 May 2020 posted in Insurance Workplace Relations Holman Webb News

Holman Webb is delighted to announce ten promotions across our Sydney and Melbourne offices. 

Legal Lockdown - Episode 6: Beyond Blue

BEYOND BLUE Workplace Engagement Manager, Michael O'Hanlon, joins Adriana Giometti to discuss both the effect that COVID-19 has had on the Australian workforce, and what Beyond Blue is doing to help.

Working From Home: Employer Obligations During COVID-19
Thursday 23 April 2020 / by Grace Gunn, Jacob Daly and Ellie Jongma posted in Business, Corporate & Commercial Workplace Relations COVID-19 Workplace Relations Working From Home

As a result of the current COVID-19 pandemic, many (if not most) employers have directed their employees to work from home.  With this in mind, it is crucial for employers to understand that their overriding obligation to provide employees with a safe workplace has not changed.

Legal Lockdown - Episode 1: JobKeeper Scheme
Thursday 16 April 2020 / by Holman Webb posted in Workplace Relations COVID-19 Legal Lockdown

Holman Webb is excited to announce the launch of ‘Legal Lockdown’ - our new video series aimed at helping Australian businesses navigate the COVID-19 pandemic.

Webinar Recording: COVID-19 and the Workplace Impacts
Sunday 5 April 2020 / by Holman Webb posted in Workplace Relations COVID-19

On Thursday 2 April, Holman Webb Workplace Relations Special Counsel Alicia Mataere and ReadyTech's Daniel Wyner Thursday presented a live webinar on both the options and obligations for businesses during the COVID-19 outbreak.

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