Australian and International Pilots Association v Qantas Airways Ltd

JurisdictionAustralia Federal only
CourtFederal Court
Neutral Citation2014-0206 FCA B
Date2014
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9 firm's commentaries
  • Can you require an employee to provide medical evidence or attend a psychiatric examination?
    • Australia
    • Mondaq Australia
    • 8 March 2015
    ...Limited [2008] FCA 994 and a recent decision of the Federal Court in Australian & International Pilots Association v Qantas Airways [2014] FCA 32. Thompson v The applicant had been employed by the respondent IGT as a graphic artist and animator. The applicant had experienced significant......
  • Good news for employers dealing with sick and injured employees
    • Australia
    • Mondaq Australia
    • 15 April 2014
    ...posed a risk to both Mr Born and third parties. In the third case, Australian and International Pilots Association v Qantas Airways Ltd [2014] FCA 32, the direction by Qantas to its employee (Mr Gregory Kiernan) that he provide detailed medical evidence of his condition was held not to amou......
  • Can an employer request more evidence of sickness than a simple medical certificate?
    • Australia
    • Mondaq Australia
    • 13 February 2014
    ...reasonably. This was confirmed by the Federal Court recently in Australian and International Pilots Association v Qantas Airways Ltd [2014] FCA 32. In this decision, Justice Rares took a robust view on the employer's right to seek medical information from an employee absent from work on sic......
  • Work health and safety can trump injured workers' right to return to work
    • Australia
    • Mondaq Australia
    • 20 May 2014
    ...applicable contract or enterprise agreement. For instance, in Australian and International Pilots' Association v Qantas Airways Limited [2014] FCA 32 Justice Rares ruled that Qantas had an implied right to request a medical report, a right which arose having regard to its work, health and s......
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