XIII. Employment Disputes

With regards to channels available for lodging complaints relating to employment disputes, one may refer to the Equal Opportunities Commission or the Labour Department. In addition, legal proceedings may be instituted by any of the relevant parties.

With regards to complaints lodged through the Labour Tribunal, the Labour Tribunal offers a quick and inexpensive way of settling monetary disputes between employers and employees. An important point is that the Labour Tribunal of Hong Kong does not allow legal representation. Legal aid is not available for Labour Tribunal cases in Hong Kong except for cases transferred to a higher court and for the relevant proceedings in a higher court. You may click here to find out more about the Labour Tribunal.