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The Employment Act 2000 (“the 2000 Act”) provides statutory rights for Bermuda based employees. The 2000 Act’s centre piece is statutory protection against unfair dismissal, a concept familiar to most attorneys who have practiced in Europe or Canada.
The 2000 Act is not copied from Canadian or European precedent. It is based on a CARICOM model, which, apart from Bermuda, has only been enacted in Dominica and Guyana. Employment lawyers cannot therefore import or borrow judicial learning to assist interpretation. This is unfortunate because the drafting of the 2000 Act has created uncertainty in many areas.
The article below explores this subject in greater detail.
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