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New study finds unfair dismissals rampant in private sector

Danny Roberts, Head of the Hugh Shearer Labour Studies Institute, has said the Industrial Disputes Tribunal (IDT) has been pushing back against a tide of unfair employee dismissals.

The findings of a study showed the spread of cases across industries and sectors, with the vast majority - 82 per cent - involving the private sector. The public sector accounted for 18 per cent of the cases.

The study, results of which have just been released by the Hugh Shearer Institute, was conducted by lead researcher Dr Noel Cowell, a Senior Lecturer and Head of Behavioural Sciences and General Management at the Mona School of Business and Management.

In a release on Monday, Roberts said the commencement of the study in 2010 marked the amendments to the Labour Relations and Industrial Disputes Act, which allowed for non-unionized workers to have their disputes of rights heard before the IDT.

He noted that more than 70 per cent of the cases brought before the IDT in that period related to dismissals.

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