Labour Court

The Labour Court is an independent and impartial special court functioning in the administrative branch of the Ministry of Justice. The Court deals with disputes concerning the application and interpretation of employees' collective agreements and collective agreements for public servants. The Labour Court also issues statements to other courts in matters that require special expertise in collective agreements and related questions.

The Labour Court is located in Helsinki and it has jurisdiction in the entire country. The Labour Court has approximately 10 employees.

Either President or Vice-President of the Labour Court acts as the chairman. In addition to the Judges, there are part-time members at the Labour Court. Office personnel take care of the administrative and office tasks.

In the basic composition of the Court, the chairman and one of the members shall not represent neither the employers’ nor the employees’ interests. The general qualification requirements for judges apply to these two members. The other members shall represent either the employers’ or employees’ interests and have expertise in matters related to either employment relationships or civil service relationships.

Published 2014-12-04 at 14:35, updated 2020-07-15 at 14:42

Contact Information

Labour Court
Address: Radanrakentajantie 5FI-00520 Helsinki
Telephone: +358 29 56 43350

The website of the Labour Court of Finland