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Claim fails due to its late filing

RACHELLE AGARD, [email protected]

Claim fails due to its late filing

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Anthony Herbert’s wrongful dismissal claim against Berger Paints Barbados failed after crucial documents did not make it to the Employment Rights Tribunal (ERT).

Last Monday, chairman of the ERT, retired judge Christopher Blackman, had just delivered the tribunal’s decision dismissing Herbert’s claim when Barbados Workers’ Union (BWU) deputy general secretary Dwaine Paul questioned it.

It was pulled back following Paul’s interjection.

However, on Wednesday, the ERT continued with the matter as Blackman pointed out his decision centred on whether the tribunal had any jurisdiction to hear the matter since it was filed seven months after the three-month deadline. (RA)

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