Workers Compensation Policy

WORKERS COMPENSATION POLICY

 OBJECTIVE

The objective of this policy is to ensure that all employees are aware of their rights and obligations when making a claim for workers compensation. The Club is committed to operating a workplace where all staff are healthy, safe and free from risk of accidents, dangers and hazards.

SCOPE

All employees are entitled to make a claim for workers compensation where an illness or injury has occurred in the workplace. Workers compensation is a legislative scheme designed by the State Government of NSW to protect all employees in the event an illness or injury occurs at work.

Any employee who dishonestly or fraudulently makes a claim for workers compensation shall be subject to counselling and/or disciplinary action, which may include termination of employment.

PROCEDURE

If you suffer an illness or injury at work, or on your way to or from work at the Club, you must contact Management or Bar Manager.

A claim for workers compensation is made by submitting a bonafide WorkCover medical certificate, issued by a registered medical practitioner, to the Club Secretary.

Upon receipt of a bonafide WorkCover medical certificate the Club Secretary shall notify  Club’s insurance company and await their further advice about how to proceed in effectively managing the claim.

The Club, the insurer, any rehabilitation provider, and the staff member will maintain regular communication about the progress of the employee’s recovery and the progress of the workers compensation claim.

BREACH OF POLICY

The Club has an obligation to consistently apply and enforce this policy. Likewise, employees must comply with this policy.

Any employee who breaches this policy shall be subject to counselling and/or disciplinary action, which may include termination of employment.

Policy Review

This policy will be reviewed annually to ensure it remains relevant to Club operations and reflects both community expectations and legal requirements.

 Signature

Signed: ____________________________ Signed: ____________________________
  Club President   Club Secretary
Date: 17 January 2020 Date: 17 January 2020

Next policy review date is 17 January 2021