In one case, the National Labor Relations Commission was unable to act on the Motion to Reduce Bond filed by the employer, but it proceeded to rule on said employer’s appeal. Was the Commission’s resolution of the substantive controversies in the appeal tantamount to an implied affirmance of the perfection of such appeal?
Find out why the SC ruled the dismissal of the employer’s appeal to be erroneous despite the showing of a failure to post an appeal bond.
In appeals of illegal dismissal cases, employers are strictly mandated to file an appeal bond to perfect their appeals. Substantial compliance, however, may merit liberality in its application.