Workplace 'pranks' receive criminal convictions - Thomson Geer Employment Blog

Workplace ‘pranks’ receive criminal convictions – Thomson Geer Employment Blog

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Workplace ‘pranks’ receive criminal convictions – Thomson Geer Employment Blog

A recent prosecution of two workers for Category One offences under the harmonised WHS laws resulted in convictions but no jail time for the offenders. The South Australian Employment Tribunal heard that a site supervisor, Mr Rowe, squirted flammable liquid onto an apprentice’s boot and used a cigarette lighter to ignite the liquid. A second employee, Mr Chenoweth then squirted the liquid onto the apprentice’s pants and proceeded to chase the apprentice around the lunchroom, pinning the apprentice to a wall and threatening to ignite the liquid.

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