The time may have come for the Employment Rights Tribunal (ERT) to have dedicated members to hear the matters brought before it.
This from Labour Minister, Colin Jordan who says the current model under which the Tribunal is operating is preventing it from operating efficiently.
Minister Jordan was responding to a question posed by Attorney General, Dale Marshall about the speed with which the ERT has been hearing matters.
Mr Jordan says while space and other administrative elements are an issue, a bigger challenge has come with the members who chair the ERT, many of whom are lawyers.
Minister Jordan says they’ve tried to have more than one tribunal sit at the same time to deal with the approximately 200 cases before the ERT, but that hasn’t always been successful.