The Employment and Equality Tribunal
The Employment and Equality Tribunal is a special court of law which determines complaints brought under employment rights legislation, (for example, complaints of unfair dismissal, and non-payment of the minimum wage) and complaints under the Equality Act 2017. Permissible complaints under the Equality Act comprise not only complaints about employment but also complaints about the provision of goods and services, premises, education etc.
The Tribunal has exclusive jurisdiction to hear many types of complaint such as unfair dismissal cases.
The Employment and Equality Tribunal Rules 2018 came into operation on 1st January 2019. The Rules were subsequently amended by the Employment and Equality Tribunal (Amendment) Rules 2019 which set out the procedure for dealing with any work of equal value claims. The amended Rules came into operation on 1 January 2020. Consolidated Employment and Equality Tribunal Rules and accompanying Explanatory Notes to the Rules can be downloaded by clicking in the right hand column.
The Tribunal is not part of the Department for Enterprise (DfE). It is part of the Tribunals Service of the General Registry.
Queries about the Employment and Equality Tribunal should be directed to the Clerk to the Tribunal (see details below).
Office of the Tribunals’ Centralised Administration
Isle of Man
Sometimes an individual may wish to seek advice before making a claim to the Employment and Equality 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 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 Tribunal.