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Employer fined for calling worker fat, saying she would "pay" for faking injury

A court has fined an employer $10k for bullying and ordered it to pay a similar amount in costs after finding it repeatedly accused an employee of lying about her back injury.

In May 2017, a Suji Kim Collection employee suffered a work-related back injury, which required time off work, the Heidelberg Magistrates' Court heard.

While on leave, the employer repeatedly called and texted the employee to discuss her workplace injury and recovery. The employee's responses expressed disappointment at the employer's attitude towards her.

The Court found the employer's conduct over the two-month period was persistently and repeatedly negative...

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