Description

Does the state oblige employers to take the necessary action on accommodations made in the work place for all employees with disabilities?
For employees with disabilities both to work, and to work effectively for their employers, such accommodations will need to be made in the work place. Obliging such action on the part of employers should go a long way not only to ensuring both, but also to ensuring that persons with disabilities are properly included in the workforce If employers are required to take, in particular, any specific actions, please describe what these are.

Relates to Convention Article:

  • No.27, Work and employment

In detail

Brief explanation of the question

Article 27 prescribes that “States Parties shall safeguard and promote the realization of the right to work… by taking appropriate steps, including through legislation, to…Ensure that reasonable accommodation is provided to persons with disabilities in the workplace;”

For employees with disabilities both to work, and to work effectively for their employers, such accommodations will need to be made in the workplace. It is important for employers to realise that such action should be active, and not just reactive. Reasonable accommodation seeks to achieve individual justice in the sense that non-discrimination or equality is provided taking the dignity, autonomy and choices of the person into account.

Summary of results

From the map it is particularly remarkable that Central Eastern Europe Countries are performing better than EU ones.
On the downside of it, Asia’s score is far below average. Connecting this fact to the huge presence of the worldwide manufacturing industry in Asia means that accommodation of the workplace is consequently a much bigger issue than in other regions of the world. This picture reveals a big problem possibly related to globalization that has not sufficiently been tackled so far.

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