Equality laws being strengthened – 3FM

Tuesday, December 31st, 2019 6:23am

By Rob Pritchard @rpritchard9

Laws protecting Island people from discrimination, victimisation and harassment are being strengthened from tomorrow.

The government says the final provisions of the Equality Act 2017 will take full effect from January 1, 2020.

Most of the Act has been in force for nearly 12 months – the legislation makes it unlawful to discriminate, victimise or harass someone based on the likes of their age, gender identity, sexual orientation or religious beliefs.

Chief Minister, Howard Quayle MHK, says the Isle of Man has ‘an inclusive and caring community’ which is a trait which is ‘woven into the fabric of our society’.

Source: three.fm

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