Jun 21, 2013

WorkCover slammed over unfair dismissal

Deputy Industrial Relations Commission President Harrison today handed down a decision in relation to the PSA’s unfair dismissal application for a member from WorkCover.

It was ordered that the member be re-instated with no detriment in a decision which was wholly damning of the manner in which the disciplinary matter had been handled.

DP Harrison stated that in all his time on the bench he struggled to find an example where someone was dealt with more unjustly and that WorkCover’s handling of the matter was an “absolute disgrace”.

DP Harrison further stated that the conduct by WorkCover, the Safety Regulator in NSW, was “shabby and disgraceful. It lacks any objectivity and has the characterisation of institutional bullying.”

The decision makes for very interesting reading and can be found HERE.

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