Update on PFNI Pensions Employment Tribunal
By way of update the PFNI Pensions Employment Tribunal case has recently had its preliminary management hearing before Judge Tiffney. An application was made and accepted for an initial six month stay on proceedings pending the introduction of the new pension scheme Regulations (which must be enacted no later than 1st October 2023). All representatives of the parties acknowledged that these new scheme Regulations would not address the issue of remedy for injury to feelings and this may ultimately have to be determined by the Tribunal. Counsel noted that a global approach to the question of injury to feelings is ongoing in related cases being heard in England and Wales. Therefore, they were unanimously of the view that it was premature to embark on any interlocutory process about this matter at this juncture. However, Judge Tiffney stressed that this would be revisited at the next case management hearing scheduled for Tuesday 28th March 2023.
A further update will be provided post that hearing.