Labour Relations Agency Arbitration Scheme - Guide to the Scheme

Revised January 2013

The Agency was given the power to introduce the Scheme by the Industrial Relations (Northern Ireland) Order 1992, as amended, and the Fair Employment and Treatment (Northern Ireland) Order 1998. Subsequently, the Scheme has been established by means of the Labour Relations Agency Arbitration Scheme Order (Northern Ireland) 2012.

The Scheme provides a voluntary alternative to a tribunal for the resolution of claims that could be the subject of proceedings before an Industrial Tribunal and/or the Fair Employment Tribunal.

This guide provides information on:

  • The operation of the Scheme.
  • How to make a claim under the Scheme.
  • How to prepare for an arbitration hearing.
  • The procedure which will be adopted by an arbitrator at that hearing.

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Last updated: 20 March 2019