Event details

When Location Contact
November 12, 2019
Breakfast: 7.30am
Start: 8.00am
Finish: 9.00am
Cooper Grace Ward
Level 21, 400 George Street
Brisbane, Qld, 4000
T - +61 7 3231 2400

In this session, Brady Cockburn and Jonathon Wright will explore circumstances where an employer may be held to owe a higher duty of care ('special duty of care') to an employee than in the standard employment relationship. They will examine common scenarios that may give rise to the 'special duty' and consider the best ways of responding to these scenarios to ensure the special duty is sufficiently discharged.

During the session, we will discuss:

  • an employer's standard duty of care
  • circumstances in which that duty can be elevated to a 'special duty of care'
  • the steps employers need to take to discharge this special duty of care
  • the extent to which employers can rely on medical certificates
  • the perils of working outside suitable duties plans
  • the advantages and disadvantages of preemployment medical examinations
  • reasonable accommodation of injuries
  • relevant case examples.

We look forward to you joining in the discussion.