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Workplace Sexual harassment – what are your legal avenues for redress? Workplace Sexual harassment – what are your legal avenues for redress?

Published on 14 February 2019: Victorian workplaces are regulated by both State and Federal anti-discrimination laws which are designed to prevent sexual harassment occurring and ensuring that victims have avenues for obtaining compensation.

Employer fined almost $500,000 for threatening workers Employer fined almost $500,000 for threatening workers

Published on 07 February 2019: An employer who threatened workers for reporting a health and safety problem has been issued a $475,000 fine. The case highlights how employers face serious consequences if they discriminate against workers who make a WorkCover claim or raise safety concerns with their boss.

Workplace injury close to retirement age Workplace injury close to retirement age

Published on 04 February 2019: Not many people know that WorkCover claims can be made for skin cancer or heatstroke suffered as a result of work. This includes medical expenses, time off work and in some cases lump sum payments.

Does WorkCover assist with skin cancer or heat stroke? Does WorkCover assist with skin cancer or heat stroke?

Published on 30 January 2019: Not many people know that WorkCover claims can be made for skin cancer or heatstroke suffered as a result of work. This includes medical expenses, time off work and in some cases lump sum payments.

Gig economy in the dock over workers' rights Gig economy in the dock over workers' rights

Published on 29 January 2019: A breakthrough ruling by the Fair Work Commission, along with an inquiry into the gig economy, could signal that firms such as Uber and Deliveroo may finally be forced to take responsibility for the welfare of their workers.

Will my Will reflect my will? Will my Will reflect my will?

Published on 22 January 2019: The laws of survivorship may well override your intentions when it comes to who will inherit one of your most important assets - your family home. But because jointly owned assets automatically pass to the survivor, what happens if both of you die?

My employer is paying my medical expenses and wages but I don’t have a WorkCover claim My employer is paying my medical expenses and wages but I don’t have a WorkCover claim

Published on 17 January 2019: Is it legal for an employer to pay an injured worker medical and like expenses and wages, is it a good or bad thing for the worker, and could it cause difficulties at a later date?

Total and Permanent Disability claims. You must meet the definition Total and Permanent Disability claims. You must meet the definition

Published on 21 December 2018: You can obtain Total and Permanent Disability entitlements by meeting strict definitions contained within your superannuation policy. The real test is whether, given the injury or illness, you are unlikely to ever work in an occupation for which you are reasonably fitted by education, training or experience.

For those abused as children, the first step is often the hardest For those abused as children, the first step is often the hardest

Published on 20 December 2018: In seeking legal advice for the abuse you suffered as a child, the first step can often be the hardest. In this blog we answer common questions and common misconceptions about this process.

How to get through Christmas as a separated family How to get through Christmas as a separated family

Published on 19 December 2018: Our family and relationship law team has put together some helpful tips for separated families about how to deal with the increased stress of Christmas and where to seek help if you need it.

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The authors of this blog are lawyers or consultants employed by the RCT Group of companies, which includes staff who work mainly within our Stringer Clark offices.

From time to time, we may also invite guest bloggers to contribute, in which case this will be made clear. Authors who are part of the RCT Group are qualified to practice law in Victoria, Australia. Any advice applies to Victorian State law as at the date of first publication. The information is a general guide only and is not a substitute for legal advice applicable to a user's own circumstances.

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