Consultation on new discrimination law in Guernsey to close

The consultation period for people to have their say on a new discrimination law in Guernsey closes today (Monday 30 September).

The States have been seeking views on how employers should be penalised for discriminating against staff based on age, disability or race.

It was first set up in August with the Committee for Employment & Social Security drafting proposals to make sure people are treated fairly at work.

The law, which could be introduced in 2021, would offer more protections on the grounds of religion, carer status, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation and trans status.

The committee has faced calls from some business groups to extend the consultation period. However its president has said they are also listening to the concerns of businesses and will continue to do so before they submit their final proposals to the States in 2020.