The Jersey Employment Tribunal is a judicial body established to resolve disputes between employers and employees over employment rights.
The Tribunal is like a court but it is not as formal; for example, nobody wears a wig or gown. However, like a court it must act independently and cannot give legal advice. It is a free service and parties are able to present their cases themselves. It is not necessary to be represented by a lawyer and the Tribunal do not award legal costs in respect of any hearing. Almost all hearings are open to the public.
The Tribunal is made up of legally qualified lawyers and independent lay people appointed under the law to hear and determine claims relating to:
- Written statements of employment (Contract)
- Minimum Rest Periods & Annual Leave
- Minimum Wage
- Payment of Wages (including itemised pay statements)
- Termination of Employment
- Unfair Dismissal
- Breach of contract of employment
For information about the Tribunal and guidance about how to make or respond to a claim, please contact the office at the address listed below.
If you are not sure that your complaint is one that an Employment Tribunal can deal with, contact the public enquiry line below or the Jersey Advisory and Conciliation Service (JACS) on 730503 who provide a free service and may be able to help.
The Tribunal has appointed a Secretary to provide administrative support for the Tribunal Panel members. The Secretary works during office hours (see below).
The Employment Tribunal has a public enquiry line, 630291, to answer your queries, provide information about Tribunal publications and explain how the Tribunal system works. It cannot give you legal advice, such as advising you on your claim or response but it will advise you on the progress of your claim.
Telephone: 01534 441380
Fax: 01534 625898
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or write to: The Secretary to J.E.T., 1st Floor, Trinity House, Bath Street, St Helier, Jersey, JE2 4ST
The office is open to the public during these times:
Monday - Friday
09.30am – 4.00pm
How to submit/respond to a Complaint
The requirements of the Employment (Jersey) Law 2003
Making a Complaint to the Jersey Employment Tribunal
Responding to a complaint to the Jersey Employment Tribunal
The Jersey Advisory & Conciliation Service (JACS)
Employment (Awards) Order
Complaints should be submitted on:
Application Form JET 1
Providing the Applicant fulfills the qualifying period in order to submit a claim and providing that any such claim is submitted within the required time limits, the completed claim Form JET 1 should be sent to:
The Secretary to the Tribunal
1st Floor, Trinity House,
Once completed, an Application on Form JET 1 should reach the Secretary to the Tribunal within a period of eight weeks beginning with the effective date of termination of the employment.
Note: The effective date of termination means:
1. The date on which termination takes effect (where no notice has been given);
2. The date on which the notice expires (where notice has been given); or
3. In the case of a fixed-term contract, the date on which that term expires without being renewed under the same contract.
Once received, the claim will be acknowledged, and a copy sent to the Respondent (Employer) asking for a response.
When the Respondent has submitted a response on Form JET 2, this will be acknowledged and a copy sent to the Applicant (Employee/former Employee). Copies of the Application (JET 1) and Response Forms (JET 2) are then sent to the Jersey Advisory & Conciliation Service, unless the parties indicate they do not wish to conciliate. A Conciliation Officer will at this stage contact both parties individually to offer Conciliation.
- If the conciliation process is successful and a conciliated settlement is reached between the parties, then the case is closed and no further action is taken;
- After the Hearing, the Tribunal will issue a judgment, giving reasons for its decision;
The Tribunal’s decision may be appealed to the Royal Court, on a point of law only. (See: Employment (Jersey) Law 2003)
For more information about the process, please call the Secretary to the Tribunal at Trinity House, Bath Street, St Helier, on 01534 630291 or Fax: 01534 625898 or refer to the User Guide. (See downloads) You may also find it useful to refer to previous judgments of the Tribunal about situations similar to your own. These can be downloaded from this site.
For advice about any employment issues, please call an Jersey Advisory & Conciliation Officer at JACS on 01534 441380 or fax 01534 733942 or email: email@example.com or the Citizens Advice Bureau, St Paul's Gate, New Street, St Helier, JE2 3WP on 01534 724942 or Freephone: 0800 735 0249 or Fax: 01534 617508 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org