|Department||Customer and Local Services|
|Type of consultation||Other|
|Deadline for comments||30/05/2014|
|Responses publish date||29/08/2014|
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:
- 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:
- pay during maternity leave
- positive discrimination
- charities and associations
Download the sex discrimination white paper (size 418kb)
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)