About going to the Employment CourtAnyone who is unhappy with the Authority's determination about a personal grievance or employment issue can take the problem to the Employment Court for a full judicial hearing. This is not in the form of an appeal but is a full judicial hearing of the original problem.
Like the Employment Relations Authority, the Court will consider whether mediation might contribute constructively to resolving the matter. It can direct the parties back to mediation at any stage in its proceedings if it thinks this will help resolve the problem.
The Court should be contacted only when a party is about to apply or to check the progress of an application.
Action can be taken in the Employment Court in any of the following circumstances:
Getting help with applying to the Employment Court
When a case needs to be heard by the Employment Court, it is strongly recommended that the parties use professional expertise. Neither the application nor the hearing procedures are straightforward.
It is wise to have someone with experience to conduct the case. Unless you are confident and familiar with the workings of employment agreements, legislation and legal procedures, you should consider a professional employment representative skilled in advocacy and acquainted with Court procedures.
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