Private sector on efforts obligation by disabled person discriminating legalization

April 5, 2013

The person in charge of the Liberal Democratic Party, Komei, and Democratic  Party respectively, which aim at legislation of disabled person discriminating dissolution, held the meeting on April 5.

They agreed that while burdening the public sector with the legal liability when not carrying out reasonable accommodations for a persons with disability, a private enterprise company will be limited to efforts obligation.

The government will develop a bill based on the agreement and present it to the current Diet session.

The slope installation for a wheelchair user, etc. are assumed as part of reasonable accommodations.

In order to avoid a too heavy burden, a private enterprise company will be limited to efforts obligation. However, the regulation will require the company to report about the contents of enforcement, and will impose an administrative fine on a false report.

Although development of laws was called for ratification of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, movement toward making a draft for the bill has been behind since last autumn.


Japanese source:
http://mainichi.jp/select/news/20130406k0000m040022000c.html



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