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21February 2017

Intoxicated worker unsuccessfully sues for employer’s request for alcohol screening

Olga Sashko, Senior Associate, Kaden Boriss Brisbane

The Queensland District Court has dismissed claims of negligence and assault after Hospital workers took blood and urine samples from an intoxicated employee. In Pere v Central Queensland Hospital and Health Service [2017] QDC 2, Mr Pere, a Fire Safety and...

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14February 2017

Gambling addiction and theft – can the two be linked?

Mark Curran, Partner, Kaden Boriss Brisbane

In what circumstances can an employee with a gambling addiction accused of theft bring a discrimination claim? The recent case of Hinder v Salvation Army (NSW) Property Trust (No. 3) [2017] NSWCATAD 16 sheds some light on this issue. There...

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07February 2017

Legal Alert: Double dipping in an asbestos claim

Belinda Hughes, Special Counsel, Kaden Boriss Legal Brisbane

QIRC decision of Alan Seymour Yarrow (as Executor of the Estate of the late William David Keith Cameron) v Workers’ Compensation Regulator – WC/2016/6 This matter relates to eligibility for compensation under the Queensland Workers Compensation Act (‘the Act’). In particular,...

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07February 2017

Worker unfairly dismissed after leaving work due to panic attack

Laura Gallagher, Solicitor, Kaden Boriss Brisbane

An employee who left work due to a panic attack was unfairly dismissed, after their employer misinterpreted the exit as intent to resign. The Fair Work Commission found that the employee was dismissed by the employer, and that dismissal was...

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04February 2017

Kaden Boriss Brisbane receives a visit from Chinese Delegates

On Tuesday 10th January a contingent from 3 law firms from Gansu Province, China, arrived in Brisbane where Simon Harrison organised for the firm to host a private meet & greet. Jamie McPherson, Roland O’Regan and Lex Orange of Kaden...

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