IBA Annual Conference Sydney 2017
8 Oct - 13 Oct 2017
Room C4.2, Convention Centre, Level 4
Disability and employment: new horizons
Tuesday 10 October (1615 - 1730)
Diversity and Equality Law Committee
Employers and employees are facing new disability-related challenges. At the time when many global disability laws were enacted, law-makers’ anticipated effects would be to protect and enhance the rights of people with disabilities. However, in the past few years, legal frameworks and practical experiences have shown that issues such as obesity, prescription drugs, substance abuse, temporary disabilities, personality disorders, mental illness, autism and depression have shown themselves in the workplace. Many of these issues were not even contemplated at the time the original laws were enacted. This session will explore the new horizons of rights and obligations and asks: has it gone too far?