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Goodbye to Gender Discrimination

Gender Equality

Cayman's employees now have a new set of rights at work outlined in the Gender Equality Law that took effect earlier this week (Tuesday, 31 January).

The law seeks to eliminate sex and gender discrimination in employment, training and recruitment, and to promote equal treatment in the workplace.

It also aims to protect against discrimination in other areas such as access to goods, services and facilities, as well as job advertisements, application forms and interviews.

The law addresses issues such as discrimination by professional partnerships, qualifying and vocational training bodies, and employment agencies as well as sexual harassment in the workplace.

Over the next month, public service announcements (PSAs) will continue to encourage all employees and employers to educate themselves about their rights and obligations under the law.

Community Affairs Minister, the Hon. Mike Adam, MBE, JP, said, "Whether you are male or female, employee or employer, learning your rights at work under the Gender Equality Law will benefit our islands while creating an equal future for our sons and daughters."

Mr. Adam added, "I also encourage local employers to take the online pledge and demonstrate to our community, and the world at large, their commitment to making the Cayman Islands a world-class jurisdiction in which to live and work."

To download a copy of the Gender Equality Law or take the pledge, visit www.genderequality.gov.ky

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For further information contact: Yvette Cacho




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