Spur Tree Spices Jamaica Limited v The Minister of Labour and Social Security

Case Number: 
2016HCV04301
Neutral Citation: 
[2018] JMSC Civ 103
Date of Delivery: 
17.07.2018

Accusation of theft –Summary dismissal of employees – Failure to comply with the 
Labour Relations Code – Offer of reinstatement – Meaning of reinstatement in fact 
and law – Disciplinary hearings on same facts which triggered improper dismissals 
– Propriety of condition subsequent to reinstatement – Definition of industrial 
dispute – Whether there was an extant industrial dispute at time of Minister’s 
referral – Need for second complaint after second dismissal  – Minister’s referral 
ultra vires s. 11A Labour Relations and Industrial Disputes Act 

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