In September 2003 the States debated the Advisory and Finance Committee’s proposals for comprehensive equal status and fair treatment legislation (Billet d’Etat, XXI 2003). The report is available as a pdf below.
Billet XXI 2003 comprehensive equal status and fair treatment
The States agreed to the drafting of legislation see resolutions in pdf below.
This led to the introduction of the Prevention of Discrimination (Enabling Provisions) (Bailiwick of Guernsey) Law 2004. This is a short Law which enables Ordinances to be drafted under it to prevent discrimination. It is only when the Ordinances are drafted and enacted that any protection is provided.
The Sex Discrimination (Employment) (Guernsey) Ordinance, 2005
The Sex Discrimination (Employment) (Guernsey) Ordinance, 2005 is as of 2021 the only Ordinance to have been made under the enabling Law.
Protection for other grounds and for other areas, rather than just employment, are now phased for introduction following the States debate in July 2013 on Employment and Social Security’s Policy Letter on Proposals for a New Discrimination Ordinance.