What We Do:
The Trustees believe Jersey is the kind of place where equality, diversity and inclusion matter and that the contribution made by all islanders irrespective of their race, sex, disability, age or sexual orientation is recognised and celebrated.
The Trustees also believe individuals should have the right to live their lives free of prejudice and discrimination in work, leisure, housing, education and social mobility.
Jersey’s Discrimination Law covers seven protected characteristics, namely:
- Race which is defined as colour, nationality, national origins and ethnic origins
- Sex which is defined as referring to a man or a woman or someone having intersex status.
3. Sexual Orientation which is defined as sexual orientation towards people of the same sex, people of a different sex, or orientation towards both people of the same and different sexes.
4. Gender reassignment which is defined as a person proposing to undergo, undergoing, or having undergone a process of changing their gender.
5. Pregnancy and maternity A woman is protected against discrimination on the grounds that she is, has been, or may become pregnant, as well as the direct consequences of pregnancy. There is also specific protection against discrimination based on the fact that a customer or service user is breastfeeding a child.
6. Age which is defined as protecting people who are discriminated against on the grounds that they are ‘too young’ or ‘too old’.
7. Disability which is defined as a long-term physical, mental, intellectual or sensory impairment or a disfigurement which can adversely affect a person’s ability to participate or engage in activities such as work, using public transport, eating out or shopping.
For full details of the legislation please go to www.jacs.org.je