GP practice fined for unfair dismissal of nurse

She had been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis

A GP practice has been ordered to pay $4000 in compensation for unfairly dismissing a practice nurse diagnosed with multiple sclerosis.


Danielle Logan was diagnosed with MS shortly before starting her part-time job in April 2009 at the Colchester Medical Practice in Victoria. The GPs allowed her to use an electric wheelchair and gave her time off when required.

However, her condition quickly deteriorated and the practice made a notification to AHPRA in September 2016 which stated that Ms Logan was too impaired to work as a nurse. 

The notification was