The president of the labor court will launch a second book on labor law on Saturday


Labor Court President Deborah Thomas-Felix presents her latest book at the St Vincent Street Court in Port of Spain on Thursday. -Ayanna Kinsale

Nearly a year after Labor Court President Deborah Thomas-Felix launched her first book on labor law, she is presenting a second exploring other areas of the subject.

The first book – Commonwealth Caribbean Labor Law – focuses on several topics including management prerogative, fixed term contracts, dismissals, dismissals, dismissals, reinstatement and labor supply contracts -work.

At a pre-launch on Thursday, she told media that the new book – Labor Law and Good Industrial Relations: Progressive Maternity Protection in the Workplace – examines the practice of good industrial relations and progressive discipline in the workplace. .

The Labor Court, in a statement released on Thursday, said the latest publication deals with verbal and written warnings, suspension of work, summary dismissal, right to be heard and unilateral modification of working conditions. use.

“The book also explores maternity protection at work and contains a glossary of various maternity protection legislation in the regions of the world, namely Africa, the Americas, the Arab world, Asia and Europe.

“In addition to providing theoretical and practical advice drawn from Ms. Thomas-Félix’s many years of experience in the field, the text provides readers with access to current trends in industrial relations and includes a complete compendium of applicable laws. The publication therefore serves as a point of reference and an educational tool.

The book will be launched Saturday at the Hyatt Regency, Port of Spain.

Thomas-Felix was president of the Tribunal des Prud’hommes for more than ten years.

She is currently a judge on the Administrative Tribunal of the International Monetary Fund and served as Second Vice-President and then President of the United Nations Appeals Tribunal.

“She is also a member of the Committee of Experts for the Application of Conventions and Recommendations of the International Labor Organization.” the statement said.

“Early in her career, she was the first president of the Family Court of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, which was the first of its kind in any of the member states of the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States. .

“After returning to Trinidad and Tobago, she became a member of the Family Court Committee which laid the groundwork for the establishment of the Family Court. This gender sensitivity has been seamlessly integrated with her passion for industrial relations best practices. »

Information about the book and how to purchase a copy is available online at

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