Dr Ferri Co-authors Report on 'Reasonable Accommodation for Disabled People in Employment Contexts'

Report, authored by Dr Delia Ferri and Professor Anna Lawson, coordinated by Isabelle Chopin and Jone Elizondo for the European network of legal experts in gender equality and non-discrimination focuses on reasonable accommodation duties for disabled people in employment.
Tuesday, March 22, 2016 - 16:30

The report also addresses the link between reasonable accommodation and accessibility and considers other legal requirements that may be used to enhance the accessibility of workplaces. Legal developments at UN and EU level are examined, together with developments in 31 countries (the 28 EU Member States, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway). Two legal instruments are used to provide the evaluative framework for this study – the United Nations  Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) and the Employment Equality Directive.

In particular the report aims to identify any ongoing challenges in the national transposition of Article 5 of the Employment Equality Directive or the implementation (in the employment context) of the reasonable accommodation provisions of the CRPD. It also aims to identify situations in which national obligations are more demanding than the reasonable accommodation obligations contained in the Directive or the CRPD, and to identify examples of national laws (whether or not concerned with reasonable accommodation) that have the effect of requiring enhancements in the accessibility of workplaces and systems.

Please find the link to the below: http://www.equalitylaw.eu/downloads/3724-reasonable-accommodation-for-disabled-people-in-employment-contexts

Dr Delia Ferri is a lecturer in law at Maynooth University Department of Law where she lectures EU Law and International and European Disability law.