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  1. Guyana - Equality of opportunity and treatment - Law, Act

    Childcare Development Services Act 2011 (No. 12 of 2011). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2011-06-17 | GUY-2011-L-99448

  2. Guyana - Equality of opportunity and treatment - Law, Act

    Prevention of Discrimination Act 1997 (Cap.99:08). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1997-10-13 | GUY-1997-L-51603

    Prohibits discrimination on the grounds of race, sex, religion, colour, ethnic origin, indigenous population, national extraction, social origin, economic status, political opinion, disability, family responsibilities, pregnancy, marital status and age in matters related to employment. S. 8 prohibits sexual harassment. Also provides for equal remuneration for equal work, discrimination on the part of partnerships, trade unions, and employment agencies, as well as discrimination with regard to goods and services.

  3. Guyana - Equality of opportunity and treatment - Law, Act

    Equal Rights Act 1990 (Cap. 38:03) (No. 19 of 1990). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1990-07-19 | Date of entry into force: 1990-12-31 | GUY-1990-L-38704

    Provides that women and men have equal rights and the same legal status in all spheres of political, economic and social life and that all forms of discrimination against women or men on the basis of their sex or marital status are illegal. Women and men shall be paid equal remuneration for the same work or work of the same nature and no person shall be ineligible for, or discriminated against in respect of any employment, appointment or promotion in, or to, any office or position on the ground of sex. Provides that an employer shall not be prevented from making special labour and health protection measures for women, or from making provisions for conditions enabling mothers to work or for material and moral support for mothers and children including paid leave and other benefits for mothers and expectant mothers. Made under Art. 29 of the Constitution.

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