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Discrimination, Bullying and Harassment

Discrimination (Jersey) Law 2013 When the Discriminatin (Jersey) Law 2013 was introduced on 1 September 2014, protection against unlawful discrimination was limited to race.  From 1 September 2015, protection against sex discrimination will be in place, with age and disability expected to follow in the coming years. JACS already deals with a number of requests from employees and employers in reg......

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 ......

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 ......

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 ......

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 people take time off......

Discrimination (Jersey) Law 2013

The Discrimination (Jersey) Law 2013 including the first protected characteristic (Race) was introduced on 1 September 2014. A guidance note together with a detailed guide (inc Race & Sex protected characteristics) have been produced which give employers and employees a greater understanding of the Law and the first protected characteristic, namely Race. The detailed guide contains a number of e......

Harassment & Bullying FAQs

What is harassment? It occurs when one person's or a group's behaviour towards another gives offence. 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 of the Discrimin......

Disability in Employment FAQs

What is a disability? In an employment context, disability can be defined as a physical or mental impairment which has a substantial and long term adverse effect on a person's ability to carry out their normal day-to-day activities. What can an employer do to help? An employer can make reasonable adjustments to either the workplace, workstation or working environment to help a person with a dis......

Equal Opportunities Policy

This model policy is intended to provide an example to employers and employees of good practice. It is not intended to represent a statement of the law. A MODEL EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES POLICY (Non Contractual) Although the is no statutory requirement for organizations to have an Equal Opportunities policy, having one will give guidance and structure in relation to fairness in the workplace whilst al......

Providing equal opportunities

PROVIDING EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES IS IMPORTANT BECAUSE Fairness and justice are at stake; All employees deserve equal treatment; Morale and motivation is likely to be better; Such issues arise over recruitment, selection, promotion and terms and conditions;   WHAT DO YOU NEED TO DO? Take account of the rules on matters such as those relating to maternity; Make sure you always treat people e......

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