Making the working environment more suitable for the needs of people with special needs or disabilities, or being flexible to accommodate their needs, brings benefits for the individual, the employer and the state.
People with disabilities will have more opportunities to find work and to participate fully in society. Employers will have more opportunities to find the right person for the job from amongst people who have been excluded so far, i.e. they will have more people to choose from. Hiring people with disabilities also gives employers the opportunity to act responsibly and to respect basic human rights through their actions. The higher the employment rate of disabled people, the higher the number of people who can cope with their own lives and contribute to creating value in society. This reduces the burden on the state in supporting vulnerable population groups by paying social benefits.
The Equal Treatment Act prohibits discrimination in employment on the grounds of disability. The Act does not restrict the implementation of measures aimed at reducing or preventing inequality based on disability. The low employment of people with disabilities is a disability-related inequality that needs to be addressed through specific measures. The Equal Treatment Act allows employers to offer benefits to disabled employees. The Act requires employers to take the appropriate measures necessary for each specific case to enable disabled people to access the workplace, to participate in work and to obtain promotion or training. Employers can opt out of workplace adjustments based on the needs of people with disabilities that impose disproportionate costs on them.