Oct 2018 | Widow’s court win halts company bid to slash asbestos payouts for migrants

Date: 13 Oct 2018

Source: SBS

The New South Wales Court of Appeal has rejected James Hardie's bid to pay migrant workers exposed to asbestos less than Australian-born workers.

The building company was involved in the manufacturing and distribution of products that contained asbestos until the late 1980s.

John Talifero, a migrant from England who worked with James Hardie fibro sheets for years, was diagnosed with mesothelioma - a cancer affecting the cells which cover most internal organs - four years ago.

He died of the illness on October 16th, 2017 at the age of 84.