There have been a number of cases in Australia where ME/CFS has been found to have been exacerbated by the plaintiff's employment:
1. Donna Marie Gilbert and Repatriation Commission  AATA 654 (25 August 1998)
Result - Win by Plaintiff
Reason - Court found that the plaintiff suffered ME/CFS and her inability to get access to management (ie because she was posted on a ship) aggravated her condition and led to a secondary condition of depression.
2. Reynolds and Australian Postal Corporation  AATA 286 (4 April 2005)
Result - Loss by Appellant
Reason - It was agreed that work exacerbated existing CFS, but such symptom increases were limited to the period in which he did work, and thereafter were just a feature of the condition and not work related. It is noted the Fibromyalgia and CFS were accepted as overlapping diagnoses.
3. Gully and Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Commission  AATA 50 (18 January 2005)
Result - Win for the Plaintiff
Reason - The Tribunal found that the CFS and depression followed a viral illness (glandular fever and cytomegalic virus). Whilst not work related, it was found that employment aggravated the CFS by the nature and conditions - ie exercise demands of the army.
4. Foster and Comcare  AATA 884 (24 August 2004)
Result - Loss for Appellant
Reason - Diagnosis of CFS overturned in favour of Somatoform disorder. Draft RACP Guidelines referred to. It was accepted that employment had aggravated the disorder at some point, but had ceased.