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Document ID (ISN)64170
CIS number 95-789
ISSN - Serial title 0005-0180 - Australian Safety News
Year 1994
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Lilley B.
Title Violence in the workplace - Victim's rights
Bibliographic information July 1994, Vol.65, No.6, p.52-53.
Abstract The issue of violence in the workplace is discussed with reference to the legal implications for the employer and the rights of the victim in Australia. Cases of assault and battery are dealt with in common law: the victim is able to sue his employer for being liable for the acts of the aggressor; if the aggressor is without sufficient means to meet the costs of an award, the victim will be able to claim damages from his employer. Cases of sexual harassment are covered by provisions in place under different State Acts. The main forms of settlement are monetary awards.
Descriptors (primary) Australia; legal aspects; violence; workmen's compensation; employee rights; sexual harassment
Descriptors (secondary) criminal liability; responsibilities of employers
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceAustralia
Subject(s) Psychology and sociology
Broad subject area(s) Stress, psychosocial factors
Browse category(ies) Criminal liability in OSH
Workers' compensation
Violence and terrorism
Sexual harassment