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Saturday, 23 July 2011

"Discrimination Laws - Shall I Hold My Breath?"

Jersey to get anti-discrimination law


Jersey will have its first anti-discrimination law by the end of 2012, the States has said.
The Council of Ministers has agreed to ensure funding and legislation is in place by then. Initially it was to delay it due to a £100,000 budget cut.
When implemented, the legislation will make it illegal to discriminate against people based on factors including age, gender, disability or race.
Supporters have campaigned for such a law for several years.
The Jersey Advisory and Conciliation Service (JACS), which is among those to have called for the law, said it deals with about 350 cases related to discrimination issues each year and that a law would force offending firms to alter attitudes.

7 comments:

  1. Special laws to stop people attacking perverts, paedo.s and politicians.

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  2. Of course there are some International Conventions on a whole range of anti-discrimination matters that have to be ratified too.
    Wonder if Sen Le Sueur and his team will manage to sign up for these before the new enthusiasm runs out? Or would that be a bit too much of a commitment...Tom Gruchy wonders.

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  3. Ian Thinks:

    Picture the World of discrimination Laws as a gigantic Victoria Sponge? - Perhaps just the sprinkles!

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  4. "Special laws to stop people attacking perverts, paedos and politicians."

    Too true, too true.

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  5. What about the rights of the child?

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  6. Yes, its about time that native Jersey people were not discriminated against in terms of work, housing and human rights. Far to many have had thier rights undermined by the multitude of ecomomic migrents who flock to our shores, and who who have seriously damaged the locals ability to compete on many fronts.

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