The Prevention ofDiscrimination Ordinance comes into force on 1st October 2023 and providesadditional protections for employees and service users against discriminationon the grounds of disability, carer status, race, religion or belief and sexualorientation.
The duties for school andeducation providers will come into force on 1st September 2025,unless they are acting as an employer or general service provider, when theduties will commence in October this year.
It is important for allemployers, voluntary organisations, third sector organisations, and thoseorganisations who provide services to the public to be aware of therequirements of this legislation. To help organisations prepare, the Consortium(a group of several key organisations with complementary specialisms) havedeveloped a comprehensive training and development programme. These courses areavailable for free on their website, Consortium.gg.Many of these courses are also being delivered in person at the Princess RoyalCentre of the Performing Arts, please check their website for more details