The Employment and Discrimination Tribunal is a judicial body established to resolve employment related disputes and discrimination claims both in the workplace and otherwise. It is administered as part of the Tribunal Service.


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 encouraged to present their cases themselves as it is not necessary to be represented by a lawyer. The Tribunal do not award legal costs in respect of any hearing. Almost all hearings are open to the public.

A Tribunal consists of a legally qualified lawyer sitting alone or with 2 independent lay people appointed under the relevant law.

For information about the Tribunal and guidance about how to make or respond to a claim, please contact the Tribunal office or refer to the guides located in the ‘Download Forms’ link above.

If you are not sure that your complaint is one that an Employment and Discrimination Tribunal can deal with, contact the Tribunal office or Jersey Advisory and Conciliation Service (JACS) on 01534 730503 or fax 01534 733942 or email: [website: provides free advice and conciliation on employment related disputes. The Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB) on 01534 724942 or Freephone: 0800 735 0249 or Fax: 01534 617508 or e-mail: [website:] also provides free advice on a variety of issues including discrimination.