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Additional powers granted to tribunal to make financial awards

  • Bedell Cristin
  • -
  • Jersey
  • -
  • March 8 2012

On 17 June 2011, the Employment (Awards) (Amendment) (Jersey) Order 2011 came into force, significantly altering the position in respect of the Tribunal's powers to award compensation and damages in Tribunal proceedings

Public consultation on representation at disciplinary and grievance hearings

  • Bedell Cristin
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  • Jersey
  • -
  • March 8 2012

Part 7A of the Employment (Jersey) Law 2003 states that an employee has the right to be represented at a disciplinary hearing, where that hearing could result in some formal action being taken against the employee, or grievance hearing by either a fellow employee or an employeeofficial of a registered trade union

Jersey Employment Tribunal 2010 2011 Annual Report published

  • Bedell Cristin
  • -
  • Jersey
  • -
  • March 8 2012

On 27 October 2011, the Jersey Employment Tribunal published its Annual Report, which covers the period 1 July 2010 to 30 June 2011

Application for reinstatement andor re-engagement

  • Bedell Cristin
  • -
  • Guernsey, Jersey
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  • March 8 2012

The following summary looks at the issue of applications for reinstatement andor re-engagement which arose in both Whitley and Graham

Statutory redundancy pay: amount of a week's pay

  • Bedell Cristin
  • -
  • Jersey
  • -
  • March 8 2012

As previously reported in our May 2011 Update, Amendment No.5 to the Employment (Jersey) Law 2003 came into force in Jersey on 1 January 2011 and introduced certain redundancy protection measures including the right to statutory redundancy pay

Reduction of compensatory award for unfair dismissal

  • Bedell Cristin
  • -
  • Jersey
  • -
  • March 8 2012

This case concerned a claim for unfair dismissal by reason of misconduct. Mr Graham was dismissed on 1 October 2010 and was offered a compromise agreement

Jersey government launches "back to work programme"

  • Bedell Cristin
  • -
  • Jersey
  • -
  • March 8 2012

On 25 November 2011, Jersey's new Chief Minister, Senator Ian Gorst, announced a range of incentives designed to ensure that the Island becomes more self-reliant in skilled and semi-skilled vocations

Cap introduced on tax-free termination payments

  • Bedell Cristin
  • -
  • Jersey
  • -
  • March 8 2012

On 23 September 2011, the Minister for Treasury and Resources published the States' draft 2012 Budget Statement, in which he announced his proposal to implement a financial cap on the tax-free status of termination payments

Jurisdiction and the "child of God"

  • Bedell Cristin
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  • Jersey
  • -
  • February 4 2013

Having had no appeals from the Tribunal to the Royal Court for some years, in 2012 there were two, the Hughes case (see previous) and In the matter

Effective date of termination in unfair dismissal cases: Hughes v Helm Trust Company Limited 2012JRC168

  • Bedell Cristin
  • -
  • Jersey
  • -
  • February 4 2013

Hughes' employment commenced on 1 June 2011. On 6 September he was told that he had failed his probationary period and he was given 1 month's notice