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Suspension of NI industrial tribunals raises fears over delays in justice


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Louise McAloon

Louise McAloon

Louise McAloon

People's right to redress in employment law disputes is being undermined by a long delay in hearings resulting from lockdown and Covid-19, it's been claimed.

This month, a direction from Eileen McBride, president of the Industrial Tribunals and the Fair Employment Tribunal, said that hearings listed for between July and the end of October are now postponed.

But employment solicitor Rosemary Connolly said delaying hearings until November at the earliest was potentially harmful as claims were usually urgent matters.