Labor Ministry explains disability employment regulations

Jordan

Published: 2023-09-24 16:53

Last Updated: 2024-04-16 22:16


Labor Ministry explains disability employment regulations
Labor Ministry explains disability employment regulations

The Jordanian Ministry of Labor explained a number of disability employment regulations for employers.

It stated that they must submit a statement detailing the positions held by individuals with disabilities along with their respective wages.

According to a press release issued Saturday, the Ministry highlighted Article 13 of the Jordanian Labor Law, which mandates employers to hire workers with disabilities in accordance with the percentages specified in the effective Law on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

Article 25(b) of the Law on Persons with Disabilities sets an obligation for both governmental and non-governmental institutions employing between 25 and 50 workers and staff to employ at least one person with a disability for every vacancy.

The law further stipulates that the employment rate for people with disabilities should reach 4 percent if the number of employees exceeds 50.

In a related context, the National Center for Human Rights called for an increase in the number of sign language interpreters, advocating for their widespread placement across ministries and institutions to enhance their integration into society.