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Discrimination, Bullying and Harassment

Discrimination (Jersey) Law 2013 When the Discrimination (Jersey) Law 2013 was introduced on 1 September 2014, protection against unlawful discrimination was limited to race.  From 1 September 2015, protection in relation to sex, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, pregnancy & maternity was added and from 1 September 2016 age discrimination will be introduced. It is currently expected that p......

Discrimination Legislation

DISCRIMINATION (JERSEY) LAW 2013 AND EMPLOYMENT The Discrimination (Jersey) Law 2013 came into force on 1 September 2014. This law is a significant step forward for Jersey. It deals with discrimination across all areas, not just in respect of employment. Over the next few years we expect to see a number of "protected characteristics" introduced by regulations, the first being "Race" which came i......

Discrimination Legislation

DISCRIMINATION (JERSEY) LAW 2013 AND EMPLOYMENT The Discrimination (Jersey) Law 2013 came into force on 1 September 2014. This law is a significant step forward for Jersey. It deals with discrimination across all areas, not just in respect of employment. Over the next few years we expect to see a number of "protected characteristics" introduced by regulations, the first being "Race" which came i......

Discrimination Legislation

DISCRIMINATION (JERSEY) LAW 2013 AND EMPLOYMENT  The Discrimination (Jersey) Law 2013 came into force on 1 September 2014. This law is a significant step forward for Jersey. It deals with discrimination across all areas, not just in respect of employment. This session is an update to include the protected characteristic of Age which is effective from 1 September 2016. This course will also incl......

Retirement Guide

Retirement Guide  Introduction  This guide has been prepared to assist both employers and employees dealing with retirement in a fair and appropriate way. It recognises that, while employees have a right to be treated reasonably, employers also have a right to manage their businesses and to ensure that employees conduct themselves in a way that contributes to business success.  While larger bus......

Small Organisations Information

This guide may be useful for small firms that do not have a specialist/dedicated personnel officer in order to inform employers and employees on the main provisions of the Employment (Jersey) Law 2003 and the Discrimination (Jersey) Law 2013 as updated. It is not intended to be an authoritative interpretation of the law, nor can it cover all of the requirements of the law. In addition to using th......

Absence management and measurement

Absence measurement and management   These notes give introductory guidance. They: ·    highlight some of the main causes of absence ·    provide practical information on managing sickness absence effectively ·    outline the implications of legislation on managing absence Employee absence is a significant cost to businesses. Types of absence There are many reasons why pe......

Discrimination (Jersey) Law 2013

The Discrimination (Jersey) Law 2013 included the first protected characteristic (Race) and was introduced on 1 September 2014. The protected characteristics were extended to sex, sexual orientation, gender reassignment and maternity & pregnancy from 1 September 2015, and from 1 September 2016 the protected characteristic of age will be introduced. A guidance note together with a detailed guide (......

Age Discrimination Regulations

Regulations in respect of Age Discrimination have been passed by the States Assembly and will be effective from 1 September 2016.   A copy of the  Regulations can be found here.  We will be updating our Guide to the Discrimination Law following the States debate to include the protected characteristic of Age. As anticipated, the most complex issue raised during consultation was around  retiremen......

Harassment & Bullying FAQs

What is harassment? It can occur when one person's or a group's behaviour gives offence to another person or persons. For example, such behaviour may take the form of remarks designed to embarrass, inappropriate jokes or ridicule, unwelcome physical contact, suggestions or demands for sexual favours, racial shunning or segregation or racial abuse. It can be similar to bullying. For the purposes ......

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