Re-opening Labour Tribunal
Emergency Powers COVID 19, Phased One (1) Re-opening of Turks and Caicos Islands – Expansion of Services and for the re-opening of Essential Public Service, Phase 1B, May 11th, 2020.
The Public is hereby advised, pursuant to the Expansion of Services, the Labour Tribunal will re-open on Monday 11th, 2020, the office hours of operations shall be from 9:00 am – 2:00 pm.
In keeping with the established guidelines of social distancing and the wearing of face masks, all persons having business with the Tribunal must note that these guidelines will be strictly enforced.
Only persons with business at the Tribunal will be allowed in the Waiting Room and only one person at a time, all persons must wear a face mask.
It is recommended that the Attorneys who visits the Office, must call ahead and an appointment time be given for the delivery of documents etc.
- All first time Employment related Complaints must be received at the Department of Labour, Sammy Been Building, Airport Road.
- The Tribunal will not accept any Originating Applications unless the Complainant has lodged his/her complaint with a Labour Inspector at the Department of Labour. Upon receipt of the Referral from the Labour Department, an Originating Application will be completed by the Applicant at the office and or prepared for the Applicant by his designated other.
- The Tribunal will reach out via telephone and or email to all Applicants and Respondents whose cases were already scheduled for the months of April, May and June and will adjust the scheduling with new proposed dates for the exchange of documents etc.
- We encourage the public to tune in on Thursdays at 3:00 pm to RTC 89.1 and listen to our Education and Community Outreach radio program where the Labour laws will be discussed and updates provided for the general public.
The President, Staff and Members of the Labour Tribunal apologizes for any in-convenience that these needed actions may cause, and want to reassure the public that we will take all the necessary steps to expedite matters that were already in process. We stand by the maxim – ‘Justice Delayed is Justice Denied’.
M Doreen Quelch Missick
Attorney at Law, Justice of the Peace
President Labour Tribunal