Employment-related Legislation

Legislative decrees regulating the employment rights and privileges of persons with disabilities are The Law on Social Protection of Persons with Disabilities (The draft law on rights protection and social inclusion of persons with disabilities), The Labor Code and the Law on Social Benefits.
The law prohibits rejection of signing a a labor contract, denial of promotion, termination of a labor contract or reassigning to a different position of an employee with a disabilities based on disability grounds except in cases when the Medico-Social Examination concludes that the health condition of the person hinders implementation of work responsibilities or is a hazard to themselves of others. The law also prohibits termination of labor contracts with persons undergoing medical, professional or social rehabilitation. (Law on Social Protection of Persons with Disabilities)
The Labor Code states that employees with disabilities have the right to work part-time. With their consent, persons with disabilities can work overtime if it is not prohibited by the Medico-Social Examination Agency.
The Law also sets tax privileges for employers hiring persons with disabilities. When calculating the taxable income of the company, the income is reduced by 150% of the amount of salaries paid to every disabled employee of the organization. For other incentives for employers hiring persons with disabilities please visit State Programs.
Certain legislative changes are projected in the Draft Law on rights protection and social inclusion of persons with disabilities. The draft law sets a quota for all organizations, regardless of ownership, for employment of persons with disabilities.