Disability & Work Place Inclusion in the Private Sector: A Critical Legal Analysis of RPWD Act, 2016

  • Mrs. Ashalika Pandey
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  • Mrs. Ashalika Pandey

    Judicial Magistrate at Sultanpur (UP), India

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Abstract

The recent RPWD Act 2016 enhanced the scope of the term disability and extended the applicability of the law to private employers, requiring them to think consciously of ways in which their workplace can be more disability-friendly. Even though the law provides for various mechanism and policies for inclusion of Persons with disability in the workforce and for the prohibition of discrimination but, still there exist many loopholes which are acting as a barrier in smooth and effective implementation of the law, thereby failing its objective and the plight of the persons with a disability still continues. Hence, this paper will attempt to analyse the practical implementation & success rate of the law in the inclusion and prohibition of discrimination at the workplace, how far the new Act is efficient enough in the inclusion of persons with disability into the private sector. In the end, the paper will also study the law for persons with disability with reference to workplace inclusion and prohibition of discrimination in the United Kingdom & will try to find out the best practices that can be adopted in India for increasing workplace inclusion and prohibition of discrimination at the workplace.

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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 4, Issue 2, Page 505 - 515

DOI: http://doi.one/10.1732/IJLMH.26090

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