States Agree to Disability Discrimination Law & Extend Family Friendly Rights

Friday 23 March 10:42

The Social Security Ministers, Deputy Susy Pinel says she's "Absolutely delighted that States Members yesterday unanimously voted to accept proposals for protection against Disability Discrimination and to extend Family Friendly employment rights in Jersey."

The Minister went on to say:

"As I commented in the States Chamber, this is a great day for disability in Jersey. The acceptance of these proposals means that the thousands of people in Jersey who identify themselves as disabled, and their carers can now enjoy protection under the law, in the same way that islanders already do regarding the protected characteristics of sex, race and age. I am pleased and proud to have to brought this legislation to the States Assembly, following detailed work by my team at Social Security, and a public consultation which suggested strong support for this proposal. We have also had useful and detailed discussions with our Scrutiny colleagues. I want to thank everyone who contributed to the public consultation, and all involved in the hard work in order to bring these proposals to fruition."

From a personal perspective, the importance of giving people protection against discrimination was a key part of my election manifesto and I am extremely pleased this milestone has been achieved.

The acceptance of the Family Friendly proposals, which will extend Maternity leave, parental leave and adoption leave to 26 weeks, and give parents the right to request flexible working, is another huge achievement for the Assembly.

I feel the States Assembly has left a lasting legacy for islanders today and demonstrated the value we have for people in the island by showing their strong support of these 2 key issues.”




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