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The Employment Forum

About the Employment Forum

The Employment Forum role will be to act as a non-political consultative body.

The forum will need to consult on the rate of minimum wage and other employment related issues as directed by the Social Security Minister. After views have been received in consultation the forum will need to report these to the minister along with recommendations on each issue.

The forum's role and responsibilities are formalised in the Employment (Jersey) Law 2003.

Employment Forum’s terms of reference

Employment forum privacy notice

The Employment forum privacy notice explains how the forum will use your information.

The Employment Forum members

Appointments are usually made for a three year term, which can be extended or renewed. The minister appoints members based on their interest in employment relations and their diversity of backgrounds.

The forum is made up of up to 9 members, including representatives of employers, employees and independent members.

The current members are:

  • Carla Benest (Chair)
  • Malcolm Ferey (Deputy Chair)
  • Julie Fairclough
  • Dougie Gray
  • Graeme Stokes
  • John Everett
  • Donna Abel
  • Mark Richardson
  • Claire Kingham (from 18 October 2020)

Keep updated with future consultations

If you would like to be added to the forum's consultation database to receive all future consultation papers and recommendations, email the Employment Forum secretary.

Employment forum privacy policy

Employment Forum recommendations

Employment Forum's recommendations on the minimum wage

​Subject of consultation​Date of forum's recommendation​Forum's recommendation
​Review of family friendly employment rights
​15 December 2017
Link to recommendation
​Short fixed-term contracts and the two-thirds rule for protection against unfair dismissal​11 December 2015Employment Forum's recommendation for short fixed-term contracts and the two-thirds rule for protection against unfair dismissal
​Compensation awards in respect of written terms of employment, pay slips and rest days​11 December 2015 ​Employment Forum's recommendation for compensation awards in respect of written terms of employment, pay slips and rest days
​Employment protection for armed forces reservists​14 February 2014​​Employment Forum's recommendation for protection for armed forces reservists
​Employment law codes of practice, including disciplinary and grievance procedures, uninterrupted rest days and therapeutic work​25 July 2013​​Employment Forum's recommendation on the employment law codes of practice
​Qualifying period for protection against unfair dismissal​10 June 2013Employment Forum's recommendation on the qualifying period for protection against unfair dismissal
Right to representation in disciplinary and grievance hearings​7 March 2013​​​Employment Forum's recommendation on representation in disciplinary and grievance hearings
​Tribunal costs and vexatious claims​ ​​20 December 2010 ​ Employment Forum's recommendation on costs and vexatious claims
Download minister's response to the Employment Forum's recommendation on costs and vexatious claims
​Triggering collective redundancy rights​30 September 2010 Employment Forum's recommendation on collective redundancy​
​Therapeutic work​29 May 2009Employment Forum's recommendation on therapeutic work and the employment law
​Maternity, paternity and family friendly working ​17 June 2008​ ​ Employment Forum's recommendation on maternity, paternity and family friendly working
minister's response to the Employment Forum's recommendation on maternity, paternity and family friendly working
​Employment tribunal powers in unfair dismissal awards17 June 2008​Employment Forum's recommendation on employment tribunal powers in unfair dismissal rewards
​Redundancy and business transfer ​​14 June 2006 ​​​Employment Forum's recommendation on redundancy and business transfers
minister's response​​​ to the Employment Forum's recommendation on redundancy and business transfers
​Rest day entitlements and operational urgency​August 2004Employment Forum's recommendation on the issue of rest day entitlement and operational urgency
​Fixed term contracts and unfair dismissal​August 2004Employment Forum's recommendation on fixed term contract and unfair dismissal
​Holiday entitlement and rest days​April 2002​​Employment Forum's recommendation on holiday entitlement and rest days
​Unfair dismissal legislation ​December 2001​​Employment Forum's recommendation on unfair dismissal legislation
​Enforcement procedure​May 2001​​Employment Forum's recommendation on enforcement procedure
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