09 September 2019

Summary of Guernsey discrimination consultation 2019

The States of Guernsey Committee for Employment & Social Security (the Committee), has opened its consultation on its proposed multi-ground discrimination legislation. Responses are invited from stakeholders, who have until 30 September 2019 to participate in the consultation.

The States of Guernsey have published Technical Draft Proposals, as well as a summary of those proposals, a proposed list of exceptions to the legislation, and a questionnaire which can be used as the basis of a response. This note outlines what we at Carey Olsen regard as some of the key issues from an employer’s perspective on what is proposed and where your input may be key. To help you, the note includes comparisons to the key equivalent provisions in the UK and Jersey law in this area, given that these are the jurisdictions with which the majority of you will be most familiar.

We welcome your comments and would be glad to assist you with any queries on these matters or the consultation process generally.

Please download the full briefing via the download button on the right. If you have any questions, please contact one of the lawyers listed on this page.

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