Case Collective Episode 4: High Court clarifies the employee/contractor question and an unsuccessful claim for INXS guitarist

George Rafter

In this episode, BN's Kingsley Grimshaw and George Rafter discuss a recent Queensland Supreme Court decision that considered the foreseeability of risk of a psychiatric injury being sustained in the workplace, an unsuccessful personal injury claim which may have ramifications for the band INXS as well as two very important High Court decisions dealing with the curly question of when an employee is in fact an independent contractor (and vice versa!).

  • When does workplace stress amount to a psychiatric injury? – 0:45
  • It’s all in what’s written: High Court lays down the law for the contractor/employee dichotomy – 5:13
  • Bitter Tears for INXS Guitarist – 8:43
  • High Court decision regarding change of status from employee to independent contractor – 12:05

This episode was edited by Audio Advantage.

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