Employment & Discrimination Rights
Employment and Discrimination Rights in Jersey for All Employees
Protected against Discrimination for: Race
Minimum Wage which is currently £9.22 for each hour worked (2022)
Parental leave & Pay 6 weeks paid parental leave for all parents with a further 46 weeks unpaid; to be taken in maximum of 3 blocks of no less than 2 weeks per block.
Rest Breaks/'Day' Off Employees are entitled to a 24 hour rest break (time off) in 7 days or 48 hour rest break in 14 days, although employees can decide to work during this time but it is their decision they cannot be forced to give up this entitlement);
Breaks –Employees are entitled to a 20 minute break (this may be unpaid) if working for 6 hours or more per day/shift.
Notice of a minimum of 1 week to be given by the employer (unless an act of gross misconduct has taken place) or the employee (unless the contract says something different).
Public/Bank Holidays – all employees are entitled to paid time off on such days or if required to work, payment for the hours worked and paid time off at a later date.
Wages: Minimum Wage is currently £9.22 and this must be paid in £ (pounds) with deductions for Social Security and Income Tax being made before being paid to the employee
Accommodation and meals – if these are provided then the employer will make this deduction from wages as well. The current maximum is £91.12 (accommodation only) or £121.46 (for accommodation and meals);
- Must receive a payslip on or before the date of payment;
- Wages must not be paid more than 1 month apart;
- Employer may expect employees to complete timesheets in order for wages to be paid.
Day 28: ‘Contract’ - Must receive terms of employment (contract) on or before 28 days of employment have passed.
Zero Hour Contract (must not be used for employees in Jersey under a work permit) – under this contract your holidays will be paid as an additional 6% onto your hourly rate of pay and with will need to be shown on your payslip. A zero hours contract means that work may not be available to you every week and that the hours can change; there may be weeks when not work will be available and therefore no wages due – for more information see our contact details below.
Fixed Term Contract (Seasonal contract) -this contract will have an end date (or event like the end of a work permit). If the contract runs until the end date then no notice is required, if the contract ends early then notice must be given by either party.
It is important to note that fixed term contracts do not guarantee work will be available for the whole term and if there is not enough work then the contract can be terminated by the serving of the stated notice period, with wages only being paid up until the end of the notice period (and not the full term of the original contract).
Holidays - Once employees have been employed for 28 days they have 1/12th of their holiday and start to accrue more holidays every 28 days.
Notice – if employee wishes to leave employer they must now give a minimum of 2 weeks’ notice; the employer needs to give a minimum of 1 weeks’ notice (unless it is gross misconduct).
Additional Note: An employee has the right to join a union at any time regardless of their length of service.
Protected against unfair dismissal – if less than 52 weeks and employee can claim if there has been an act of discrimination or dismissal if asking for payslips or a contract.
If you need more information on any of your employment and discrimination rights please
1 Seale Street, St Helier JE2 3QG
01534 730503; email: email@example.com
We are open Monday to Friday 8.30am to 4.30pm.
Advice can also be obtained from one of the Honorary Consulates.