Worker wins on injury caused by manager’s unreasonable actions


Mr Skibola’s claim for psychological injury was based on humiliating and bullying behaviour toward him by his managers and co-workers. His claim was declined by the insurer, who said that he was only stressed because he had undergone a performance appraisal and received a warning letter.

Mr Skibola won his case in the Workers Compensation Commission because the Arbitrator accepted his evidence that the performance management and the manager’s actions were not reasonable, and the employer’s representatives didn’t give any evidence that they WERE reasonable.

Skibola v AIG Australia Ltd [2016] NSWWCC 252