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Industrial Relations Advisory – Reasonableness

Dear PMSL: When referring to the Principles of Natural Justice and the Principles of Good Industrial Relations, the term “reasonable” is often used. But no one defines it.  What is “reasonableness”?   PMSL’s Response: This seemingly vague concept has its origins in the English Legal System and is often explained by using the circular definition: “reasonableness is what is […]

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Industrial Relations Advisory – At Will Contracts

Client Query: I understand that in the USA, an employee who is hired “at will” can be dismissed whenever the employer wishes to do so if the term “at will’ appears in the employment contract. Can the ‘at will’ concept apply in Trinidad & Tobago? Consultant’s Response: No. The situation with employment contracts in Trinidad […]

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Industrial Relations Advisory – Constructive Dismissal

April 2017 The Industrial Court Awards in cases of Constructive Dismissal have been much in the news recently since one employee was awarded three million dollars in compensation for having been dismissed using flawed procedures. A judgment from the Industrial Court in Trade Dispute No. 221 of 2003, delivered on September 21, 2005 between SWWTU […]

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