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Information and public services for the Island of Jersey

L'înformâtion et les sèrvices publyis pouor I'Île dé Jèrri

Law to protect against sex discrimination

DepartmentCustomer and Local Services
Start date17/03/2014
End date30/05/2014
Type of consultationOther
Deadline for comments30/05/2014
Responses publish date29/08/2014

About the consultation

​The Minister for Social Security has proposed to introduce regulations that would protect people in Jersey against sex discrimination. This would build on a law that has already been approved to protect people against race discrimination which will take effect in 2014.

We would like to hear your views on a number of policy issues which are outlined in this white paper. The Minister will consider any comments received before preparing law drafting instructions.

The white paper includes a survey and a summary of the sex discrimination protections in the UK, Isle of Man and Guernsey.

What we want you to comment on​

We would like to hear your views about the details of the proposal, including:

  • how to deal with the issue of discrimination and equality in pay systems
  • what characteristic(s) should be protected, eg:
    • sex
    • pregnancy and maternity
    • sexual orientation
    • gender reassignment
    • marriage and civil partnership
  • what exceptions should apply so that an act is not treated as an act of sex discrimination under the law, eg:
    • religion
    • pay during maternity leave
    • positive discrimination
    • charities and associations

Download the sex dis​cri​mination white paper (size 418​kb)​​​​​​​​​​

How to submit comments to the consultation

This consultation is now closed.

Responses to the consultation

The Minister received 152 written responses to the consultation. A summary of these responses can be​ found in the document below.​​

Download a summary of responses to the sex discrimination consultation (688kb)

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