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Employers: Now is not the time to bring in discrimination laws

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EMPLOYERS say that the current deep recession is the wrong time to introduce new anti-discrimination laws.

And they also claim that ministers have ignored their protests that the new laws will add to the costs of employing staff at a time when record numbers of Islanders are out of work.

The Institute of Directors and the Jersey Chamber of Commerce say they both support the principal of preventing of discrimination in the workplace but question the timing of its introduction.

Last week Social Security Minister Francis Le Gresley released draft legislation that he intends to put to the States at some point this year that will outlaw racial discrimination.

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