A recent High Court decision in Woo Kwok Ping v. The Incorporated Management Committee of Tsuen Wan Trade Association Primary School (14/01/2020, HCA1523/2013) [2020] HKCFI 186 has illustrated some of the legal principles involved in determining the Labour Tribunal’s jurisdiction over employees’ monetary and non-monetary claims.

The case discusses what claims fall within and outside the jurisdiction of the Labour Tribunal and has affirmed, among other things, that the Labour Tribunal does not have jurisdiction over any claim in respect of a cause of action founded in tort, whether arising from a breach of contract or a breach of a duty imposed by a rule of common law or an enactment.

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