Race Relations Act 1976 (Seamen Recruited Abroad) Order 2003 comes into force

Implementation date: 19 July 2003

The Order amends the Race Relations Act 1976, section 9, which permits racial discrimination when an employer engages a seafarer on a ship and the seafarer applied, or was engaged, outside Great Britain. The amendments reduce the scope of the exception so that the only aspect of a person's employment in which there may be discrimination is pay (which includes retirement or death benefits) and the only ground on which there may be discrimination is the ground of nationality. The Order can be viewed on the OPSI website.
More from XpertHR on this item: XpertHR reference manual