Baiada Poultry: Employers, Independent Contractors and Reasonable Practicability in Workplace Safety

6 Pages Posted: 20 Jun 2013 Last revised: 20 Aug 2013

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Karen Wheelwright

Monash University - Faculty of Law

Date Written: June 1, 2012

Abstract

This short article critiques the 2012 decision of the High Court in Baiada Poultry, in which the Court found that an employer was not responsible for the safety failure of independent contractors it hired to do aspects of the work in the employer's business.

Keywords: occupational health and safety, reasonable practicability, independent contractor

JEL Classification: K32

Suggested Citation

Wheelwright, Karen, Baiada Poultry: Employers, Independent Contractors and Reasonable Practicability in Workplace Safety (June 1, 2012). (2012) 18 Employment Law Bulletin 35, Monash University Faculty of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2013/12, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2281599 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2281599

Karen Wheelwright (Contact Author)

Monash University - Faculty of Law ( email )

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Clayton, Victoria 3800
Australia

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