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Employment Law

Welcome to the Employment Law section.


Discrimination Law The characteristics covered by the Discrimination Law are currently: Race Sex Sexual orientation Gender reassignment Pregnancy and maternity Age Disability The Law came into force on the 1st September 2014 and provided protection initially against racial discrimination. The further protected characteristics of sex, sexual orientation, gender reassignment and pregnancy and maternity came into […]

End of employment, redundancy and insolvency of employer

Have you been dismissed or made redundant? You need to be clear if you have been dismissed or made redundant. The Employment [Jersey] Law 2003 gives redundancy payments for employees who have at least 2 years’ continuous employment. The law allows an employee to claim one week’s pay for every year that has been worked. […]

Ending employment

The current minimum notice periods in law are available on the JACS website. Employers must ensure they follow a fair process before ending employment.  Failure to follow a fair process can give grounds for an employee to claim unfair dismissal at the Employment Tribunal.  Model fair process procedures are available from JACS. Employees must give […]

Flexible Working

From the 1st September 2018, employees have the statutory right to request Flexible Working, regardless of the reason for the request.  This can be a change to their hours, times or place of work. How to make a request Applications must: Be dated State that it is an application for Flexible Working State the change […]

Hawker’s Licence (Licence to trade)

Permission Any company or individual who wishes to carry out a business or give a service in Jersey should contact the Population Office to find out about the permissions that are needed. The law that applies is the Control of Housing and Work (Jersey) Law 2012. Application for a Hawker’s Licence A hawker is someone […]

Health and Safety – Smoking in the workplace

What are the Restrictions? The Restrictions on Smoking (Workplaces) (Jersey) Regulations 2006 came into force on the 2nd January 2007. Smoking is not allowed in most work places and public places. What happens if you break the law? If you don’t do what the law says, it is a criminal offence. Anyone can be fined a fixed […]

Health and Safety at Work

General statutory requirements The law says that everyone who has a need to be in a workplace is responsible for making sure that the workplace is safe. The Health and Safety Inspectorate is based at Customer and Local Services and is responsible for making sure that people are doing what the law says and they […]

Petty Debts Court or Employment Tribunal

When you need to make a claim against your employer, you must decide whether to pursue through the Petty Debts Court or the Employment Tribunal. Below is a table of the differences between each service to help you decide.  If you are still unsure, please do not hesitate to contact us. Petty Debts Court Employment […]

Social Security Contributions

Married Women Option Before 2001, a woman who was married could opt not to pay contributions but a new law came in on 1st April 2001 which makes men and women equal when paying Social Security Contributions. Women who married after 1st April 2001 or who first came into the Jersey Social Security system after […]
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