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Guernsey: Equal opportunities

Original and updating author: Jessica Roland, Mourant Ozannes
Consultant editor: Darren Newman


  • At present, discrimination in employment is prohibited only on the grounds of sex, marital status, gender reassignment and maternity/adoption leave, although enabling legislation exists to introduce further prohibited grounds in the future. (See General)
  • Difference in treatment on the prohibited grounds is permitted in certain circumstances. (See Exemptions)
  • Employees are protected from harassment, both on the prohibited discriminatory grounds and more generally. (See Harassment and sexual harassment)
  • It is unlawful to treat an individual less favourably because he or she has made a complaint or allegations of discrimination, or acted as a witness in a complaint of discrimination. (See Victimisation)
  • Employers are permitted to take positive action in limited circumstances. (See Positive action)
  • Employees and job applicants who believe that they have been subjected to an act of unlawful discrimination may make a complaint to the Employment and Discrimination Tribunal. (See Remedies and penalties)