Mourant Ozannes members set to speak at Jersey discrimination legislation discussion

Jersey’s new discrimination law will be the focus of an expert panel discussion taking place that has been organised by Mourant Ozannes and the CIPD Jersey Group.

The briefing will include contributions from human rights QC Kate Gallafent of Blackstone Chambers, Niamh McGarty, who is HR business partner for HSBC in the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man, and Helen Ruelle and Jessica Roland of Mourant Ozannes.

The conference will examine the implementation of the Discrimination (Jersey) Law 2013, with specific focus on the first protected characteristic: race. If time allows, the panel will also discuss plans for legislation against sex discrimination following the white paper published earlier this year, as well as the forthcoming family-friendly laws that are expected to come into force in Jersey in 2015.

Roland and Ruelle will lead an interactive and informative session on the Channel Islands situation; McGarty will share her recent experience of discrimination issues in the UK from an HR perspective; and Gallafent will give a perspective on general employment practice and discrimination claims based on her experience and recent cases.

The conference takes place at the Royal Yacht Hotel in Weighbridge, Jersey, on 12 June between 12:00 and 14:30.