The Labour Court has announced that it plans to hold virtual hearings of cases for the first time in the week beginning 2 June.
In a statement, the body said most of the hearings currently scheduled concerned industrial relations issues and would be held in private.
“The court is satisfied that the arrangements which have been made provide a full opportunity for disputing parties to outline their position and respond to any position tabled by any other party,” it said.
It added that it was happy that the new arrangements would enable the court to fully understand the positions of the parties involved and make recommendations to settle the disputes concerned.
The court is to publish its programme of hearings on employment rights issues weekly on its website in the normal way.
It said hearings in physical courtrooms would resume when public health advice allowed.