Changes to the WorkCover Act in Queensland (October 2013) have resolved some major conflicts that employers have faced over the past decade of legislation. An employer is required under the WHS Act to ensure that a worker is safe to perform the tasks required of the position. However to ask the question during the recruitment and selection process can invite a discrimination claim. The changes very adequately clarify employers rights to the disclosure of previous injury to an applicant if it directly affects the ability of the prospective worker to safely perform the full range of tasks required in the position. Employers can also now seek a history of an applicant’s WorkCover claims history with the authority of the applicant.
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