Age discrimination now illegal in Jersey

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Age discrimination is now illegal in Jersey, after politicians voted the move through in the States this afternoon.

They agreed to extend discrimination law to protect islanders from being treated unfairly due to their age.

It brings more equality to Jersey which stops discrimination in a number of areas including in the workplace, education, training, clubs or public premises.

It is already against the law to discriminate on the grounds of gender and race.