Publication Date

January 2002


[From Preface] It is increasingly apparent that disabled people not only have a valuable contribution to make to the national economy but that their employment also reduces the cost of disability benefits and may reduce poverty. There is a strong business case for employing people with disabilities since they are often qualified for a particular job. Employers may also gain by expanding the number of eligible workers through continuing the employment of those who become disabled, since valuable expertise acquired on the job and through work-related training is retained.


Suggested Citation
International Labour Office. (2004). Managing disability in the workplace, ILO code of practice. Geneva, Switzerland: Author.
Also published in French: La gestion du handicap sur le lieu de travail. Recueil de directives pratiques du BIT (ISBN 92-2-211639-9, Geneva, 2002); and in Spanish: Gestión de las discapacidades en el lugar de trabajo. Repertorio de recomendaciones prácticas de la OIT (ISBN 92-2-311639-2, Geneva, 2002). (also in Amharic, Arabic, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Hungarian, Icelandic, Japanese, Latvian, Lithuanian, Mandarin, Mongolian, Nepalese, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Slovenian, Spanish, and Ukrainian.)