The Labour Tribunal is a statutory body established for the purpose of hearing complaints from employees, including unfair dismissal claims.
Similar to a court, it is charged with collecting statements, hearing evidence and making findings of fact in relation to employment disputes.
The tribunal is confined by the law to maximum compensation payouts, linked to the length of time an employee has spent with a company. Its principal duty is to analyze the conflict in the light of the laws of the Cayman Islands and make a decision on whether a dismissal was fair or unfair. The tribunal also deals with overtime disputes and other employment matters. The Labour Tribunal’s decisions can be appealed to the Labour Appeals Tribunal, a separate entity charged with reviewing contested decisions.