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Jersey Employment Law specialists

We know that employment disputes can be stressful and our employment law team provides expert advice to put you in control of your working life. If you have a question for our specialist Jersey employment lawyers, please complete our online enquiry form or call 0044 (0)1534 620500.

Redundancies, discrimination and unfair dismissals are commonplace in Jersey and we have acted for employees in numerous employment disputes. We advise on all issues and disputes that arise in the workplace and our Jersey lawyers provide expert advice in dealing with employment claims, the tribunal process and Court proceedings.

Areas of expertise

  • Advising on disciplinary problems and employee complaints
  • Compromise agreements
  • Discrimination
  • Redundancy advice
  • Resignation & constructive unfair dismissal
  • Unfair dismissals

Recent Cases

Breakdown of a shareholder and director relationship

Acting for the Finance Director of a large local telecommunications group where the director and shareholder relationships had broken down to a near irretrievable point. Maintained client’s independence which led to a restructuring and an opportunity for our client to leave the group on confidential terms.

Legal Advisors: Richard Wakeham

Pensions appeal

We successfully argued before an independent pensions appeal board that our client should be awarded a pension based upon her ill health retirement. Her pension had initially been refused on the grounds that, following the advice of medical experts, her ill health was not "permanent" and accordingly that she was not entitled to her pension until she reached normal retirement age. The appeals board upheld the appeal and her pension payments were instated with immediate effect.

Legal Advisors: Matthew Godden

Director’s issues

We acted for a client who was a director of a Jersey trust company.  We advised on various matters including minority shareholder's rights, breach of directors' duties and managing regulatory implications arising from potential breaches of compliance and money laundry statutes. We also advised on employment law issues resulting from termination of contract.

Legal Advisors: Philip Sinel, Matthew Godden, Catia Tavares

Alleged breach of data protection

Our client was investigated for alleged breach of the data protection law whilst working for the States of Jersey - Health and Social Services Department. We attended an interview on her behalf and were successful in ensuring that no further action was taken against our client.

Legal Advisors: Matthew Godden, Catia Tavares

Multi-jurisdictional employment dispute

This was a multi-jurisdictional employment dispute, with contracts in Poland and Jersey. We acted for the employee and successfully negotiated settlement by mediation.

Legal Advisors: Matthew Godden, Catia Tavares