NLRC Maintains High Affirmance Rate of Decisions from Supreme Court and Court of Appeals in 2012

       The National Labor Relations Commission maintains the high affirmance rate of decisions from the Supreme Court and Court of Appeals.

        By the end of 3rd quarter of 2012, 92% or 1,016 cases are affirmed, and 8% or 14 cases are reversed on appeal by the Court of Appeals. On appeal to the Supreme Court, 97% or 1,174 cases are affirmed, and 3% or 34 cases are reversed by the High Court.   

        Since 2008, the ratio of affirmance of NLRC decisions by the Court of Appeals was consistent with the range of 90% to 93%, while at the Supreme Court, from 84% in 2008, it dramatically increased to 93% in 2011, and 97% by the end of 3rd quarter of 2012.

        The high affirmance rate of decisions was the result of the continuing effort of the NLRC to improve the quality and consistency of decisions of the Labor Arbiters and the Commissioners.

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Research, Information and Publications Division

National Labor Relations Commission

781-7881/740-7730

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