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Parties with a salary-related dispute must first go through mediation at the Tripartite Alliance for Dispute Management ("TADM"). Only disputes which remain unresolved after mediation at TADM may proceed to be resolved at the ECT.
File a Claim with supporting documents, together with the Claim Referral Certificate at the Employment Claims Registry, located at the Community Justice and Tribunals Division at Level 1 of the State Courts building, 1 Havelock Square, 059724.
A Claim must be filed within 4 weeks after the date of issue of the Claim Referral Certificate. For example, if a party is issued a Claim Referral Certificate on 4 April 2017, the last day to file the Claim is on 2 May 2017. If the last day of the period is a Saturday, Sunday or a Public Holiday, the documents may be filed and served on the next working day.
Things to bring:
When the Claim is filed, a Notice of Case Management Conference will be issued to the Claimant to attend a Case Management Conference ("CMC") at the ECT on a specified date and time.
Within 7 working days after filing the Claim, the Claimant must serve one (1) set of the Claim and one (1) set of the supporting documents and the Notice of Case Management Conference on the Respondent.
E.g. If the Claim is filed on 3 April 2017, the last day the Claimant must serve the Claim, supporting documents and the Notice of Case Management Conference on the Respondent is on 12 April 2017. If the last day of the period is a Saturday, Sunday or a Public Holiday, the documents may be served on the next working day.
The documents may be served by:
The Claimant must file a Declaration of Service at the Employment Claims Registry within 4 weeks after the date on which the Claim is filed, and in any event, before the first CMC.
E.g. If the Claim is filed on 4 April 2017, the last day the Claimant must file a Declaration of Service is on 2 May 2017, and in any event, before the date of the first CMC.
If a Respondent wishes to respond to the Claim, the Respondent must file and serve a Response with supporting documents, at the Employment Claims Registry within 7 working days after he is served with the Claim.
E.g. If the Claim is served on 3 April 2017, the last day the Respondent must file and serve the Response and supporting documents on the Claimant is on 12 April 2017. If the last day of the period is a Saturday, Sunday or a Public Holiday, the Response and supporting documents may be served on the next working day.
The documents may be served in accordance with the methods set out in the table at Step 5 above.
The Respondent must file a Declaration of Service at the Employment Claims Registry within 4 weeks after the date on which the Response was filed, and in any event, before the Case Management Conference.
E.g. If the Response is filed on 4 April 2017, the last day the Respondent must file a Declaration of Service is on 2 May 2017, and in any event, before the date of the Case Management Conference.
The Claimant and the Respondent must both attend the Case Management Conference at the ECT on the specified date and time.
At a Case Management Conference, the Registrar may, among other things:
If a Registrar fixes the case for a Hearing, a Notice of Hearing will
be issued to the Claimant and Respondent to attend the Hearing on a specified
date and time.
The Claimant and the Respondent must attend the Hearing before the Tribunal.
If the Tribunal makes an Order, the Employment Claims Registry will prepare the Order and give a copy of the Order to both parties.
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