|Document ID (ISN)||64170|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0005-0180 - Australian Safety News
|Convention or series no.
||Violence in the workplace - Victim's rights
||July 1994, Vol.65, No.6, p.52-53.
||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.
||Australia; legal aspects; violence; workmen's compensation; employee rights; sexual harassment
||criminal liability; responsibilities of employers
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Australia|
||Psychology and sociology
|Broad subject area(s)
||Stress, psychosocial factors
||Criminal liability in OSH
Violence and terrorism