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Discrimination Issues and Employment

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

Discrimination Issues and Employment

Discrimination (Jersey) Law 2013 and Employment  The Discrimination (Jersey) Law 2013 will come into force on 1 September 2014. This law will be a significant step forward for Jersey. It will deal with discrimination across all areas, not just in respect of employment. Over the next few years we expect to see a number of "attributes" introduced by regulations, the first being "Race" which will c......

Discrimination Issues and Employment

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

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. Any reference to male persons in the policy should be read as including, or being, female persons where this is appropriate. Commitment to equal opportunities Your employer is committed to the principle of equal opportunities in employment and is ......

Discrimination, Bullying and Harassment

The Discrimination (Jersey) Law 2013 is coming into force on 1 September 2014. Initially, the Law will only cover the protected characteristic of race. However, it is expected that sex, age and disability will follow shortly thereafter. JACS already deals with a number of requests from employees and employers in regard to matters of discrimination, bullying or harassment over a wide range of topi......

Discrimination 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......

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 90% of businesses according to research from the Chartered Institute of Personnel a......

Discrimination (Jersey) Law 2013

The States of Jersey has approved the Discrimination (Jersey) Law 2013 including the first protected characteristic (Race) which is coming into force on 1 September 2014. A detailed guide has been produced which gives employers and employees a greater understanding of the Law and the first protected charicteristic, namely Race. The detailed guide contains a number of examples which will help the ......

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 eq......

Discrimination law coming into force 1 September 2014

The States have agreed that the Discrimination (Jersey) Law 2013 shall come into force on 1 September 2014. Initially the Law will only cover the protected characteristic of 'race'. The Law is very far reaching and touches nearly all aspects of employment. More information can be obtained directly from JACS. Training is being offered throughout 2014, please check our events calendar for more in......

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