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Employment Lawyers in Jersey

Employment issues can sometimes become difficult and unpleasant, which is why there is a tendency to allow a situation to continue for so long without resolution. In a jurisdiction such as Jersey, Parslows Jersey employment lawyers understand that employment law matters and workplace issues need to be handled with determination and discretion. That’s where we can help you.

Our employment lawyers support fairness and best practice in the workplace. We are experts in all aspects of Jersey employment law, including employment contracts and policies, redundancies, disciplinary, capability and grievance procedures, discrimination, compromise agreements and tribunal representation.

Our lawyers have a proven track record in providing advice and representation on a wide range of employment law issues. Our employment lawyers have the experience and knowledge you need, whether advising on a contract or representing you in an employment tribunal. We’re committed to helping you get the best outcome possible. We act for both employers and employees.

Employment law free health check for Employers

How certain can you be that all your Jersey Employment law obligations are met and you are not putting your business at risk?

Parslows Jersey Employment team offer Jersey businesses a once-over review free of charge. There’s no obligation to use our services thereafter. T&Cs apply.

Employment law free clinic for individuals

If you are a job applicant, a current employee, an ex-employee whose rights may have been violated, or involved in a legal dispute with your employer, we can help.

Parslows Jersey Employment team offer free 20 minute consultations free of charge. There’s no obligation to use our services thereafter. T&Cs apply


Parslows Jersey employment lawyers can assist in all aspects of Jersey employment law. Please get in touch and we can talk you through your options free of charge.

Employment law for business

Jersey employment law is complex and if you want to safely steer your business through employment law issues, it really does pay to get Jersey legal advice and support.  At Parslows Jersey, we have dedicated, qualified Jersey employment lawyers who provide Jersey businesses employment law advice. We assist Jersey businesses in managing employee relations and where disputes arise, provide proactive advice to resolve such disputes. Where a dispute cannot be resolved, we can help you quickly resolve it in a commercially pragmatic way, either by way of a negotiated settlement agreement or in the last resort tribunal representation.

HR support and advice

Many Jersey businesses can rarely justify the cost of a full-time HR presence within their business. On the other hand, with ever-increasing employment law and regulatory issues, you’ll have to deal with a range of HR issues and employee problems at some stage in your business career. Making a mistake can be extremely costly.  Whilst there are numerous HR offerings in Jersey, they are not qualified to practice or advise on Jersey employment law.  At Parslows Jersey, we have dedicated qualified Jersey lawyers who provide Jersey businesses with HR advice and guidance on employment laws.

Employment contract restriction / Restraint of trade advice

Restraint of trade clauses are common in Jersey employment contracts. A typical clause will prohibit a former employee from working in a specific area of employment in Jersey for a period of time. It’s important for business owners to regularly review the efficacy of their restraint clauses and for those who are leaving employment to be aware of the impact such a clause can have. Parslows Jersey lawyers are regularly asked to interpret and deal with such issues.  Whether you’re an employer seeking to enforce a restraint clause, an employee being accused of a breach, or you’re simply entering into a new employment contract and seeking some limited advice on the terms of the restraint of trade, we’re here to help.

Employment law for individuals

Parslows Jersey employment lawyers understand that your job matters.  Difficulties at work can be stressful and upsetting, especially if you are facing discriminatory treatment, unfair dismissal, redundancy or require advice on a compromise agreement. We recognise the importance of providing pragmatic but sympathetic advice and assistance to individuals when dealing with problems at work. Our lawyers will support you through your issue to ensure you know where you stand at all times, whilst also making the process as painless as possible.

Employment Compromise agreements

Parslows Jersey have unrivalled expertise in negotiating and advising on compromise agreements. Our employment lawyers negotiate and provide advice to employees at all levels of seniority. If you are offered a compromise agreement, you should obtain expert Jersey legal advice as soon as possible. We can advise you on any claims you may have and can negotiate the best compensation package in your circumstances, ensuring that the agreement is adequately drafted to provide you with the protection you require.


A solicitor in Jersey

Chris Austin
Head of (Civil and Commercial) Litigation & Employment Law


I head up our litigation law offering and am involved in all areas of the firm’s work that involve advice on the resolution of contentious issues and claims, including the defence of criminal prosecutions and family law applications. I regularly represent clients before the Courts and Tribunals of the Island of Jersey in regard to such issues. In addition, I am a specialist in employment law, particularly restraint of trade.