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Since 2000, the Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund has collected country-based laws that protect the rights of individuals with disabilities. DREDF is providing this collection of laws and summaries in order to foster sharing of information and encourage the international dialogue on disability anti-discrimination. We have made every effort to collect up-to-date and accurate information based on existing written and Internet sources, but we make no guarantee, undertaking or warranty regarding the accuracy, completeness or currency of the materials published herein. In all cases, users are referred to official legislative and parliamentary publications for the original legal texts and language. Go to the complete collection.







Section 14. Onlawful activity.

(1) It shall be unlawful for an employer to:

(a) impede the worker in any manner in the exercise of his rights or take any measure against him because he exercises his rights;

b) discriminate against female workers in matters of remuneration, on the ground of their sex;'

(c) terminate a contract of employment contrary to the provisions of this Proclamation;

(d) coerce any worker by force or in any other manner to join or not to join or to cease to be a member of a trade union or to vote for or against any given candidate in elections for trade union offices; ;

(e) require any worker to execute any work which is hazardous to hts life;

(f) discriminate between workers on the basis of nationality, sex, religion, political outlook or any other condition.

(2) It shall be unlawful for a worker to:

(a) intentionally commit in the place of work any act which endangers life and property;

(b) take away property from the work place without the express authorization of the employer;

(c) report for work in a state of intoxication;

(d) refuse to be medically examined whenever the law or the employer for good cause so


(e) refuse to observe safety and accident prevention rules and to take the necessary safety precautions.