Outcomes - Selected Case Summaries



Delayed Labour Tribunal report

Early Resolution | 21 April 2021
Labour Tribunal (LT)

A complainant attended the Ombudsman’s office in March 2021 claiming that he had not received a response from the LT following a hearing in December 2020 involving allegations of wrongful termination. The complainant stated he had called the LT and the Department of Labour  and Pensions (DLP) and visited their offices but had not received any written decision. He stated that he had been promised a written decision on his case within 28 days of the hearing.

We promptly contacted the DLP for an update on the matter. About a month later the complainant received his written decision from the LT. This case is one of several where months-long delays in reporting the outcome of a tribunal hearing are incurred, far beyond the statutory guidelines.