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ERT forced to pull back decision

HEATHER-LYNN EVANSON, ​[email protected]

ERT forced to pull back decision

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OBJECTIONS by the ERT forced to pull back decision Barbados Workers’ Union (BWU) that it had filed supporting documents, which could then not be found, led to a decision by the Employment Rights Tribunal (ERT) being pulled back on June 15.

ERT chairman Justice Christopher Blackman had just delivered the tribunal’s decision in the matter of Anthony Herbert against Berger Paints when BWU deputy general secretary Dwaine Paul questioned the decision.

The decision centred around whether the tribunal had any jurisdiction to hear the matter since it was filed seven months outside of the three-month deadline.

Herbert was dismissed from the post of technical sales representative in October 2014 and his complaint should have been filed with the Labour Department by January the following year. It was not filed until August 2015. (HLE)

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