Dispute at work leads to alleged assault and AVO
Our client, BT, and the applicant were co-workers at an ASX 200 company. The applicant’s allegations were that during the course of employment our client and the applicant had a verbal disagreement. After which, the applicant alleged BT grabbed the her arm causing her to feel pain through her arm and feel scared. She further alleged BT to have threatened her to the effect that if the applicant did not do follow BT’s arguments then the applicant would be made redundant.
Our client made a formal victim to her employer. The employer investigated the matter internally. The applicant made a private application for an apprehended violence order (AVO) naming herself as the protected person.
In many cases, it is the police who apply for an AVO rather than the protected person.
AVO application dismissed
BT opposed the AVO and the matter was listed for hearing before the Local Court. Representations were made to have the charge against BT withdrawn. Those representations were successful. Consequently, the charge was withdrawn and dismissed on the morning of the hearing.
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- Apprehended violence application
- allegation made in course of employment
- application withdrawn and dismissed