MOrsel: States of Jersey vote to adopt a series of ‘family-friendly’ rights

On 18 July 2014, the States of Jersey passed an amendment to the Employment (Jersey) Law 2003, incorporating a number of ‘family-friendly’ rights into the legislation. It is intended that these new amendments will come in to force on 1 September 2015, on the same day as the proposed sex discrimination legislation.

Up until now, Jersey has lagged behind other jurisdictions with regard to the provision of statutory maternity and paternity rights; however, these amendments go some way to addressing that discrepancy and there is scope for an expansion of these rights in the future, with the minister for social security already having expressed his intention to conduct a review in September 2016…

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