Workplace Relations Act 2015

47.

Disposal of complaints by written submissions only

47. (1) The Director General may, where he or she considers that a complaint presented, or dispute referred, to him or her under section 41 may be dealt with by written submissions only, inform the parties to the complaint or dispute, by notification in writing, of his or her intention to deal with the complaint or dispute in that manner.

(2) Where a party to a complaint presented, or dispute referred, to the Director General under section 41 is given a notification under subsection (1) and, not later than 42 days after having been given the notification, that party informs the Director General that he or she objects to the complaint or dispute being dealt with in the manner specified in the notification, the Director General shall not deal with the complaint or dispute concerned in that manner.

(3) The Labour Court may, where it considers that an appeal under section 44 may be dealt with by written submissions only, inform the parties to the appeal, by notification in writing, of its intention to deal with the appeal in that manner.

(4) Where a party to an appeal under section 44 is given a notification under subsection (3) and, not later than 42 days after having been given the notification, he or she informs the Labour Court that he or she objects to the appeal being dealt with in the manner specified in the notification, the Labour Court shall not deal with the appeal in that manner.