Access to the Labour Courts in Israel during the Covid-19 Crisis

Authors Lilach Lurie & Reut Shemer Begas

ISSN: 2413-9874
Affiliations: Senior Lecturer, Department of Labour Studies, Tel Aviv University; Registrar, Tel Aviv Labour Court
Source: Industrial Law Journal, Volume 44 Issue 1, 2023, p. 51 – 70


The article examines access to the labour courts in Israel during the Covid-19 pandemic, focusing on the first year of the crisis. It shows that the labour courts managed to deliver the same number of judgments and decisions in 2020 as they did in previous years. In order to keep open during the crisis and to enable access to justice the courts made use of three main tools: (a) technological tools, (b) awarding precedence to the most important and urgent proceedings, and (c) social distancing regulations.