An employee’s entitlement to ‘sick leave’ known as personal leave is contained in section 96 of the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) (FW Act) which proscribes 10 days of paid personal leave which accrues progressively through the year in accordance to the employee’s ordinary hours of work and accumulates from year to year.
Under the National Employment Standards (NES) at section 87 of Fair Work Act 2009 (FW Act), employees with the exception of casuals are entitled to paid annual leave.
Company & Director Ordered to Pay Over $260,000.00 in Damages For Sexually Harassing Former Employee
A former employee of a small jewellery store was awarded more than $260,000.00 in damages by Justice Katzmann of the Federal Court of Australia after it was found by her Honor that the employee was sexually harassed during her employment
Time off in Lieu which is commonly referred to as ‘TOIL’ is an employee entitlement to take time off from work in substitute for being paid overtime for any additional hours an employee has worked outside of their ordinary hours of work.
Court Services Victoria (CSV) recently pleaded guilty for breaching section 21(1) of the Occupation Health and Safety Act 2004 (Vic) for failing to provide and maintain a working environment that is safe and without risks to health where it was alleged that the toxic workplace culture of CSV contributed to an employee suicide.
Whether an employee on a workers compensation claim accrues annual leave entitlements will be dependant on the relevant State’s workers compensation legislation.