Comparative Analysis of Employment Policies for People with Disabilities: A Human Rights Perspective

  • Sushma Mhaske
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  • Sushma Mhaske

    Professor at Jitendra Chauhan College of Law, India

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This study offers a thorough comparative examination, from the perspective of human rights, of employment laws designed to promote the inclusion of people with disabilities in the workforce. Disability rights are becoming more widely acknowledged, and as a result, there is a growing emphasis on creating and enforcing regulations that provide equal chances for all people, including those with disabilities, to get and retain employment. This research examines the legislative frameworks, policy initiatives, and pragmatic measures put in place in different nations to encourage the employment of individuals with disabilities and evaluates how well they comply with the ideals of human rights. The first part of the analysis clarifies the theoretical foundation for disability employment from a human rights standpoint. The paper examines how disability employment policies intersect with broader human rights norms and standards, drawing on the principles of equality, non-discrimination, and inclusion enshrined in international human rights instruments, such as the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). This paper then performs a comparative analysis of disability employment policies in several nations, including the United States, Australia and India. The strategies used by each nation are examined in detail, emphasising the most important laws, programmes, and assistance systems designed to make it easier for those with disabilities to enter the workforce. Furthermore, the research highlights enduring obstacles and domains for enhancement in disability employment policy. These domains encompass insufficient legal safeguards, restricted entry to education and training, and psychological impediments in the workplace. This study concludes by emphasising how important it is to develop disability employment policies and practices from a human rights viewpoint. These policies improve the rights of persons with disabilities and help create more inclusive and sustainable societies by fostering equality, dignity, and participation. Policymakers and stakeholders can work towards maximising the potential of people with disabilities in the labour market by conducting more research, advocating for them, and collaborating to make sure that no one is left behind in the pursuit of respectable and fulfilling employment prospects.


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 7, Issue 1, Page 1987 - 1994


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