The following write-up was submitted via our Gust Post facility. It summarises the dreaded workcover 130 week cut-off weekly payments well.
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Last week, NSW launched an inquiry into the possibility and feasability of a consolidated personal injury tribunal to resolve workcover disputes as well as CTP disputes. This was recommended by last year’s massive review of the NSW workers compensation system.
We have received a reply to our previous anonymously submitted post, by a very generous lawyer!
Hi there. I’m a lawyer practicing in WA.
It seems to me a highly intrusive and potentially discriminatory question to ask a job seeker if they have ever been on Workers Compensation.
In my view employers (even including State Govt employers) who ask this questions as a matter for course are exceeding the limits of what should be considered an acceptable question, yet this question has become almost standard. I would very much like to see this issue eliminated from all job application forms as being potentially and (if it can be proven) actually discriminatory.
The following article was anonymously submitted via our “submit a guest post” section, for which we are extremely grateful. The more injured workers contribute the better!
Injured workers try to get back to work as soon as they can, however they often face hurdles from prospective employers who see them as a risk, indeed.