Disability Discrimination Regulations
Start date: 23/02/2018
Status: Hearings in progress
What is the review about?
The Discrimination (Jersey) Law 2013 was adopted by the States Assembly on 14th May 2013 and was brought into force on 1st September 2014.
Article 5 of the Discrimination Law allows the States to introduce further protected characteristics by regulation. The Social Security Minister proposed to introduce the protected characteristics in the following order:
- Sex (in conjunction with family friendly legislation)
- Age (in conjunction with changes to the State pension age)
It was envisaged that this approach would enable public consultation to be undertaken at each stage and to spread any potential administrative burden for employers, organisations and other individuals over a period of time.
The consultation for the disability discrimination regulations was undertaken in 2017. The regulations have been lodged and will be debated on 20th March.
Terms of reference
The main objective is to either present Comments or an amendment ahead of the debate of the draft regulations.