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Big compensation for the “difficult” employee and landmark decision on ‘permanent casuals’

There have been two recent decisions that will affect EPL insurers – Tran v. Macquarie University and Workpac v Rossato.

The significant damages award of $614,000 in Tran highlights the significant risk associated with taking an adverse action against an employee who has made complaints. The Workpac decision is a landmark judgment that will have serious implications for employers who use casual labour on a regular and systematic basis.

W+K’s Chris Mossman looks at these decisions and the issues they raise for EPL insurers.

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