If I get COVID on annual leave,can I use sick leave instead?

If I get COVID on annual leave,can I use sick leave instead?

After an exhausting year fighting the COVID-19 pandemic,many Australians were looking forward to switching off for a summer break. Omicron had other ideas.

  • byCaitlin Fitzsimmons

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‘I’ve never felt so desperate’:Aged care nurse leads wave of COVID lawsuits

‘I’ve never felt so desperate’:Aged care nurse leads wave of COVID lawsuits

Yvette Callaghan was among hundreds of health workers to contract coronavirus in the pandemic’s first wave in 2020. She is now taking legal action against her former employer for alleged negligence.

  • byClay Lucas
AMA and police oppose repealing workers’ compensation cover for COVID

AMA and police oppose repealing workers’ compensation cover for COVID

The AMA and NSW Police Association have called on the NSW government to reverse its decision to repeal legislation which provides automatic workers’ compensation cover to essential workers infected with COVID-19

  • byAnna Patty
Push for migrants,unemployed to fill worker shortages in critical industries

Push for migrants,unemployed to fill worker shortages in critical industries

Industry is pleading for restrictions on temporary migrants’ working hours to be scrapped amid critical workforce shortages.

  • byMike Foley andDavid Crowe
Call for testing kits,staff payments as soaring infections force early learning closures

Call for testing kits,staff payments as soaring infections force early learning closures

Unions say early childhood educators are “frequently exposed to infection but have little support to get tested or to isolate”.

  • byMadeleine Heffernan andTricia Lee Rivera
Experts demand commitment on return to school as concerns grow on testing,staff shortages

Experts demand commitment on return to school as concerns grow on testing,staff shortages

Schools are yet to receive government guidelines on minimising COVID infections and closures,but health experts say any delay to on-site learning will jeopardise children’s mental health.

  • byMadeleine Heffernan
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James Hardie CEO says he was ‘blindsided’ by bullying claims,sacking

James Hardie CEO says he was ‘blindsided’ by bullying claims,sacking

James Hardie Industries’ recently fired chief executive,Jack Truong,says he “unequivocally” rejects the building materials giant’s allegation he bullied and intimidated colleagues.

  • byPatrick Hatch
James Hardie’s CEO sacking highlights falling tolerance for workplace bullies

James Hardie’s CEO sacking highlights falling tolerance for workplace bullies

Bosses who intimidate and humiliate staff have been put on notice,as management experts say companies and employees are losing tolerance for workplace bullies.

  • byPatrick Hatch
Sacked for being vaxxed:‘Church’ defends decision to terminate worker who got COVID jab

Sacked for being vaxxed:‘Church’ defends decision to terminate worker who got COVID jab

A new-age church that sells medicinal cannabis products says the COVID-19 jab is contrary to its religious beliefs.

  • byAndrew Taylor
‘Shit in me boots’:Docks worker nicknamed ‘rat dog’ loses bullying case

‘Shit in me boots’:Docks worker nicknamed ‘rat dog’ loses bullying case

A worker can dislike a colleague,swear at and insult them - even defecate in their boots - and it may not constitute bullying,according to a judgment in Victoria’s County Court.

  • byPatrick O'Neil
Rail workers negotiate new rights for domestic violence victims

Rail workers negotiate new rights for domestic violence victims

Proposals include a requirement for employers to check that an employee’s electronic devices have not been installed with tracking,listening or other surveillance devices

  • byAnna Patty