‘No need for lawyers’ at ERT
People do not need an attorney for their cases to be heard by the Employment Rights Tribunal (ERT).
Minister of Labour Dr Esther Byer Suckoo emphasised this during an interview with the MIDWEEK NATION while speaking about upcoming changes to the ERT.
She said the wait on lawyers from both sides had contributed to cases not being dealt with as expeditiously as they could be, and that matter was under review.
“Because persons are relying more and more on lawyers when they come to the tribunal, there is often a delay because the lawyers have to be all available at the same time and I gather, as with our court system, that doesn’t always happen . . . . The tribunal is created in such a way that members of the public do not have to come with attorneys. (YB)
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