Jurisdiction of Employment Court

99 Jurisdiction of court in relation to torts

(1)

The court has full and exclusive jurisdiction to hear and determine proceedings founded on tort—

(a)

issued against a party to a strike or lockout that is threatened, is occurring, or has occurred, and that have resulted from or are related to that strike or lockout:

(b)

issued against any person in respect of picketing related to a strike or lockout.

(2)

No other court has jurisdiction to hear and determine any action or proceedings founded on tort—

(a)

resulting from or related to a strike or lockout:

(b)

in respect of any picketing related to a strike or lockout.

(3)

Where any action or proceedings founded on tort are commenced in the court, and the court is satisfied that the proceedings resulted from or related to participation in a strike or lockout that is lawful under section 83 or section 84,—

(a)

the court must dismiss those proceedings; and

(b)

no proceedings founded on tort and resulting from or related to that strike or lockout may be commenced in the District Court or the High Court.

Compare: 1991 No 22 s 73