90-Minute Judgments: Frustration of the Employment Contract

90-Minute Judgments: Frustration of the Employment Contract

According to the Industrial Relations Act (Sec. 10:3), "...the Court in the exercise of its powers shall: (a) make such order or award in relation to a dispute before it as it considers fair and just, having regard to the interests of the persons immediately concerned and the community as a whole…”.

Careful study and analysis of judgments from the Industrial Court of Trinidad and Tobago are helpful in informing and directing future behaviour, policies and decisions concerning matters involving employers and employees. Having knowledge of, and understanding these statutes can therefore offer essential guidance on managing workplace issues in accordance with the principles of good industrial relations practice.

This session will explore the concept of Frustration of Contract as it applies to terminating an employment relationship when it needs to end, with key takeaways for correctly applying its principles and managing this process.



  • The principle of Frustration of Contract: When is an employment contract Frustrated vs. not Frustrated?
  • Frustration of contract vs. Force majeure: What’s the difference?
  • Acceptable types of “Frustrating” events in an employment contract
  • Factors to consider in determining “Frustration”
  • What is the right response after a contract is “Frustrated”?
  • Review of Industrial Court judgments.

Dates: Wednesday, 11th October 2023 | Time: 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Cost (per person): $450.00 plus vat (ECA Members) | $650.00 plus vat (Non-Members)

Event Information

Event Date 11/10/2023 9:00 am
Event End Date 11/10/2023 10:30 am
Individual Price Members: $450.00 | Non-Members: $650.00 (plus vat per person)
Location Online - ZOOM Meeting