The States has agreed to build the existing services used to administer employment and discrimination legislation. The service developments needed to implement the legislation go beyond simply expanding capacity. The new legislation will be more complex and will cover service provision as well as employment. Current governance standards fall short of those seen in comparator jurisdictions such as Jersey and the UK.
The States has also agreed to a proactive and preventative approach to change attitudes and raise awareness to reduce instances of unlawful acts and to ensure that disputes can be resolved as quickly and informally as possible.
The Employment and Equal Opportunities Service (EEOS) will be the new body.
Original Policy Proposals (2019)
Additional resource requirements for implementation and ongoing administration were not included in the original proposals (as this work was still to do).
Consultation Feedback (2019-2020)
Cost should be proportionate for a small Island. The current advisory and conciliation function would need to be expanded. The capacity, skills and expertise of the Employment and Discrimination Tribunal would need to be developed
Final – What the States have Agreed (2020)
Recommendation to expand the current Employment Relations Service to become an Employment and Equal Opportunities Service.
Resource requirements for the proposed Employment and Equal Opportunities Service and the Employment and Discrimination Tribunal have been identified.
See Section 7 – EEOS for more details.