• Jesper Melgaard Algayer
This thesis is about how a company should respond, in relation to people with disabilities. The aim of the thesis is to identify, what companies need to be aware of and how to react in relations to a disabled person so the company does not come in conflict with The Danish Discrimination Act. The thesis looks at various things, which aim to help the companies, ultimately identify what is im-portant for a company to consider when it comes to people with disabilities.

The first chapter in the thesis illustrates the purpose of the European equal treatment Directive, and how it along with the human rights treaty, is the basis of wish the Danish Discrimination Act has been made. Under the heading “3.1 Forskelsbehandlingsloven” the thesis reviews the various forms of discrimination against disabled people, it looks both at the discrimination made directly at disabled people and the indirect discrimination.

After having gone through some of the meaning and intensions behind The Danish Discrimination Act. The thesis try to illuminate what it means to be disabled and what is the definition of a disa-bled person in coherence with The Danish Discrimination Act. The thesis shows both the public definition of what a disabled person is but also for the thesis the more important definition the legal definition of when one is disabled and what that does mean for an employer. It also looks at how wide the disability definition covers and what protection the term disability included in ac-cordance with, what is written in The Danish Discrimination Act.

There is also a short paragraph about the employer’s obligation to make changes so that a disa-bled person would be able to work alongside his colleagues without his disability has any influence on his work. It reviews some of the aids; that a disabled person might need in the workplace to do so.

There is also a short chapter on the employer’s obligation to seek public support for the adjust-ment that needs to be, made for the disabled person. It is an obligation that required by law as it is written in The Danish Discrimination Act.
The thesis also discuss some of the subjects most important judgments, this is both EU judgments Danish judgments but also decisions of Discrimination BoardThere are descriptions of how the plaintiff experienced the case, of how the defendant has experienced the case and what the courts has based their decisions on.

The thesis ends with a conclusion that answer thesis main issues
"How should an employer act in relation to persons with physical disabilities in order not to fall foul of The Danish Discrimination Act" and ”What guidelines would help an employer who has hired or is considering hiring a person with a physical disability "
Publication date11 Aug 2015
Number of pages55
ID: 217383338