Thomas-Felix challenges pro-worker allegations

PRESIDENT of the Industrial Court Deborah Thomas-Felix has defended the partiality of the Court against claims that it favours workers and said employers lose cases because of “harsh and oppressive” conduct.

She stressed that people may disagree with some rulings of the Court “but to seek to impugn its impartiality or diminish the importance of its role and function, is simply not the way to go.” She was speaking yesterday at the Industrial Court of Trinidad and Tobago “Meet With the Court Symposium 4” held at the Hyatt Regency, Portof- Spain. She referred to a discussion by the business sector at the Arthur Lok Jack Graduate School of Business a few weeks ago in which attendees reportedly portrayed the Court as an obstacle to their ability to run their businesses profitably and maintain the necessary discipline. 

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