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Recently, the discussion on testing in the workplace has largely centred around testing for COVID-19. However, there is a broader obligation on employers in relation to testing and safety in the workplace. In this article, we explore to what extent this is regulated, and whether an employer may lawfully introduce a substance testing policy in...
Introduction Floissac, Du Boulay & Thomas in Saint Lucia offers an annual internship in honour of one of our founding members, the former Chief Justice of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court and Privy Counsellor, the late The Right Hon. Sir Vincent Floissac P.C C.M.G. Q.C. LL.M (Lond). First introduced in 2016, the ten-week paid internship...
Following the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic, termination of employment contracts became a topical and critical issue as many employers were forced to downsize, scale down, or completely cease, business operations. The actions of employers in general, vis-à-vis the stringent effects of the pandemic, brought to the fore many questions concerning the fairness and legality...
In this article, we address some questions which frequently come up regarding the divorce process in St. Lucia. How do I start the process of divorce? The process of divorce begins with the filing of a petition for divorce at the Court. The person who files the petition is called the Petitioner and the person...
The Consumer Protection Act is deemed to have come into force in St. Lucia on 1st January 2022. This comprehensive law provides for the “promotion and protection of consumer rights in relation to the supply of goods and the provision of services”. Although the legislation’s objective is the protection of the consumer, it is underpinned...
A contract will remain enforceable, unless it is brought to an end by the application of relevant contractual terms (force majeure) or common law principles (frustration). What is Force Majeure? Force Majeure only arises when parties incorporate into their contracts terms which stipulate that a contract comes to an end or is temporarily suspended where...