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Australian Tribunal: Chemical Sensitivity Not An 'Injury' But Employee's Claim Gets Up

Tuesday 27 October 2020

From Australian law firm HBA Legal:


Australian Tribunal: Chemical Sensitivity Not An 'Injury' But Employee's Claim Gets Up

Date: October 12, 2020
© 2020 HBA Legal.

Flood and Comcare (Compensation) [2020] AATA 2152.

Key Points:

  • The Tribunal considered whether a Centrelink employee was entitled to receive ongoing compensation for multiple chemical sensitivity syndrome.
  • The Tribunal found that multiple chemical sensitivity syndrome is not commonly accepted as a medical condition and instead concluded that Ms Flood suffers from a psychological condition.
  • Despite the change in diagnosis, the Tribunal ultimately found in favour of Ms Flood.

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