Jersey introduces race discrimination law

Jersey has introduced the first part of a draft law against discrimination on grounds of race and nationality in employment, in education and in the service and tourism and entertainment sectors.

The government also intends to follow this with laws against discrimination on grounds of gender, age and disability.

The proposal comes in the wake of the results of a survey of 2,500 households in June 2012, which found 25 per of those asked thought they had experienced discrimination in some form in the previous year, and nine per cent who thought they had been discriminated against on the grounds of nationality.

Jersey has considerable Portuguese, Polish and Kenyan communities.