The Employment Tribunal is a special court of law which determines complaints brought under employment rights legislation, (for example, complaints of sex discrimination, unfair dismissal, and non-payment of the minimum wage). The Tribunal has exclusive jurisdiction to hear many types of complaint such as unfair dismissal cases.
The Employment Tribunal is not part of the Department of Economic Development (DED). It is part of the Tribunals Service of the General Registry.
Queries about the Employment Tribunal should be directed to the Clerk to the Tribunal (see details below).
A range of guidance material about the Employment Tribunal published by DED can be found in the downloadable documents in the right hand column. In addition, the Tribunal Service publishes its own Guide to the Tribunal.
Sometimes an individual may wish to seek advice before making a claim to the Employment Tribunal. Industrial relations officers from the Manx Industrial Relations Service can provide free and impartial service to both employers and workers about employment rights, employment disputes and potential claims to the Employment Tribunal. Where appropriate, an industrial relations officer can offer conciliation to the parties to a dispute even if no claim has been made to the Employment Tribunal.
Page Last Updated: 20 May 2016