Bermuda: scope of civil rights expanded by recent amendment
By John Patton
Bermuda’s parliament approved a number of changes to the Human Rights Act 1981 in August, the most notable being the addition of sexual orientation to the list of defined characteristics protected from unlawful discrimination.
The act chiefly restricts or proscribes prejudicial discrimination in relation to disposal of property, public advertisements or notices, contracts for employment, applications for tenancy, services and goods.
Prior to the change, for example, a café owner could not lawfully refuse service to a customer because of that person’s ethnic origin, religion or family background but could refuse service to a customer because of that person’s sexual orientation. The amendment now constrains such discrimination…
If you are registered and logged in to the site, click on the link below to read the rest of the Appleby briefing. If not, please register or sign in with your details below.
News from Appleby
News from The Lawyer
Briefings from Appleby
Bermuda’s legal framework facilitates the creation of flexible and economically viable co-investment vehicles within a stable and business-friendly jurisdiction.
Feltham v Bouskell provides a cautionary tale for lawyers regarding the need to act quickly upon the receipt of instructions from elderly or ill clients.
Analysis from The Lawyer
The past quarter has been busy for the offshore sector as firms have looked to capitalise on globalisation, while workflow has remained high
Business is booming in the Isle of Man, a small jurisdiction that thinks big