Legal Support for Civil and Criminal Litigation in Gibraltar

Legal Support for Civil and Criminal Litigation in Gibraltar

Litigation is a legal process involving the resolution of disputes through the court system. In Gibraltar, civil and criminal litigation encompasses a wide range of legal matters, from personal disputes to serious criminal charges. It is crucial to understand the distinctions between civil and criminal cases and the legal processes involved in each.

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Property Law Services in Gibraltar

Property Law Services in Gibraltar

Strait Law has extensive experience in property law, making us well-equipped to handle a wide range of property matters. Our in-depth knowledge of Gibraltar’s legal landscape ensures that we provide accurate and reliable advice. Our dedicated team of professionals is committed to delivering high-quality legal services to our clients.

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Category 2 Status in Gibraltar

Category 2 Status in Gibraltar

In 2024, Gibraltar continues to offer attractive incentives for individuals seeking to relocate under its Category 2 status. This special tax status is designed for high-net-worth individuals, providing favourable tax conditions and enhancing Gibraltar’s appeal as a residential destination. Strait Law provides an expert overview of what Category 2 status entails and the implications for those considering this option.

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Buying Property in Gibraltar

Buying Property in Gibraltar

Buying property in Gibraltar is a significant decision with many legal and financial considerations. This blog provides insights into the market, outlines the legal framework, and discusses essential steps like financial planning and property valuation, aimed at helping buyers make well-informed decisions

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Redundancy and Your Rights as an Employee in Gibraltar

Redundancy and Your Rights as an Employee in Gibraltar

Explore your rights and protections under Gibraltar’s redundancy laws with our comprehensive guide. Learn about the legal foundations, notification processes, fair selection criteria, redundancy pay calculations, and your rights to appeal. Ensure you’re well-informed and prepared if you face redundancy in Gibraltar

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Employment Law in Gibraltar

by | Oct 9, 2023 | Employment Law

Employment Law in Gibraltar: A Guide for Employers and Employees


Welcome to this post on employment law in Gibraltar, brought to you by Strait Law. Whether you’re an employer or an employee, understanding the legal framework surrounding employment is crucial for a harmonious and compliant workplace. This guide aims to provide you with essential information on key aspects of employment law in Gibraltar. For personalised advice, feel free to contact us at +350 200 66177 or email us at

Legal Framework of Employment Law in Gibraltar

The Employment Act

The cornerstone of employment law in Gibraltar is the Employment Act. This legislation outlines the rights and responsibilities of both employers and employees, covering areas such as contracts, working hours, and termination procedures.

Additional Legislation

  • Health and Safety at Work Act: Governs workplace safety standards.
  • Data Protection Act: Regulates the collection and use of personal data, including employee information.

European Union Directives

Although Gibraltar is a British Overseas Territory, it has been influenced by EU directives. The impact of Brexit on this is still unfolding.

Employment Contracts: The Foundation of Employment Relationships

Written vs Verbal Contracts

While employment contracts can be either verbal or written, we strongly recommend a written contract to avoid misunderstandings. A written contract should include:

  • Job title and responsibilities
  • Salary and additional benefits
  • Working hours and location
  • Terms for termination

Key Clauses to Include

  • Non-compete clauses: Protects the employer’s business interests.
  • Confidentiality clauses: Safeguards sensitive business information.

Employee Rights: What You Need to Know

Working Hours and Leave Entitlements

  • Standard Working Week: Typically 40 hours, although this can vary depending on the industry.
  • Annual Leave: A minimum of 28 days, inclusive of public holidays.

Maternity and Paternity Rights

  • Maternity Leave: 14 weeks of leave are provided for women.
  • Paternity Leave: Men are entitled to 2 weeks of paternity leave.

Discrimination and Harassment

Discrimination based on race, gender, religion, or other protected characteristics is illegal. Employers must ensure a harassment-free work environment.

Unfair Dismissal

If you believe you’ve been unfairly dismissed, you have the right to file a claim with the Industrial Tribunal. Remedies may include compensation or reinstatement.

Post-Brexit Implications on Employment Law

The full impact of Brexit on Gibraltar’s employment law is yet to be seen. However, it is likely that Gibraltar will continue to align closely with UK employment law.

Contact Strait Law for Expert Advice

If you have any questions or require further clarification on employment law in Gibraltar, Strait Law is here to help. Contact us at +350 200 66177 or email us at for personalised legal advice.


Understanding employment law in Gibraltar is essential for both employers and employees. This guide provides a comprehensive overview to help you navigate the complexities of the legal framework. For expert advice tailored to your needs, don’t hesitate to reach out to Strait Law.

Disclaimer: This blog post is intended for informational purposes and should not be considered as legal advice.