The Court of Appeal has rejected an appeal from the Employment Court decision of unjustified dismissal.

The Employment Relations Authority had rejected the claim for unjustified dismissal.  The Employment Court overturned that decision after a delay of 26 months between the hearing and decision.

The employer sought to appeal partly on the basis that the long delay in the judgment meant that the Court could not do justice between the parties.

The Court of Appeal commented on the position of several cases with delays, ranging from 19 to 33 months, between the hearing and decisions, and said while the delay was wholly unsatisfactory it did not mean that justice was not done.