The Industrial Court was established by section 3 of the Industrial Court Act. It has exclusive civil and criminal jurisdiction to try any matter arising out of the enactments set out in the 1st schedule of the Act or of any regulations made under those enactments (which relate to labour laws).

The Industrial Court is composed of two Magistrates who are appointed by the Judicial and Legal Service Commission (section 86 of the Constitution).

Any person against whom judgment has been given may appeal subject to the same conditions as appeals from a decision of a District Magistrate (section 11 Industrial Court Act).

There is a reviewing authority who is the Chief Justice or such other judge as he may depute (Section 12 of the Industrial Court Act).​