Where an employee of a hardware chain store was a project manager at one of their stores when his employment was terminated. He made a claim for workers’ compensation on the basis that he suffered from anxiety due to an excessive workload. At the hearing before the Commission, the Regulator accepted that the individual was an employee for the purposes of the Workers’ Compensation and Rehabilitation Act 2003 and that they had suffered an injury within the meaning of the Act. The issue before the Commission was whether that injury was compensable because of the provisions of s 32(5) of the Act.
Scott McLeod QC appeared for the respondent, instructed by the Workers’ Compensation Regulator.
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