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Name: Disabilities Act, 2014 (Act No.13 of 2014).
Country: Jamaica
Subject(s): Disabled workers
Type of legislation: Law, Act
Adopted on: 2014-10-31
Entry into force:
ISN: JAM-2014-L-98288
Bibliography: Legislation on-line Legislation on-line Ministry of Justice, Jamaica PDF of Act PDF of Act (consulted on 2015-02-23)
Abstract/Citation: An Act to promote and ensure full and equal enjoyment by persons with disabilities, of privileges, interests, benefits and treatment, on equal basis as others and to establish the Jamaica Council for Persons with Disabilities.

Part VI deals with employment of persons with disabilities and includes non-discrimination provisions and an obligation on the employer to make adjustments to the workplace to ensure that the employee is not at a disadvantage. It also provides for the redeployment of an employee to a position that is at equivalent to their previous position.

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