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Workplace bullying case 'worst ever seen'

 

When Dean Hutchinson looked up from his tools, a piece of wood about 30 centimetres long smacked into his temple.

The strongly built labourer fell to the ground and the laughter of his workmates washed over him. Mr Hutchinson, 21, felt dazed from the incident, which happened last month, and could not see straight, but pretended to keep working. Later, he vomited.

CFMEU furnishing products secretary Leo Skourdoumbis described it as the worst bullying case he had seen in his 20 years as a union official and accused the employer of exploiting a workforce.

Read the article from the Age newspaper about the incident. Workplace bullying case 'worst ever seen'

Author: BEN SCHNEIDERS, The Age

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