Jersey's States are 'urged' to fund discrimination law

A service that gives employment legal advice is urging the States to find the money for a discrimination law.

A spokeswoman from Jersey's Advisory and Conciliation Service said it had seen an increase in sexual discrimination at work in the island.

JACS said it was very disappointed the States was yet to bring in a discrimination law.

The law was shelved earlier this year after £100,000 was cut from the funding for the legislation.

But Patricia Rowan, from JACS, said it was time the States found the money.

She said: "It is quite disappointing because Jersey is an internationally recognised wealthy place, and that is the main driver here. We actually look after people's money, their finances and their businesses better than we look after the people who look after these businesses."

But the Home Affairs Minister, Senator Ian Le Marquand, said he would not be bringing the law to the States before the elections in autumn.

He said there are still issues that need to be sorted out before the law is ready for debate.

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