The French law on disabled persons
Since 1987, any French enterprise employing more than 20 employees is required to employ at least 6 % of disabled workers.
Any French body or firm, whether public or private, employing more than 20 employees is required to issue every year before 15 February a mandatory employment of disabled workers declaration.
For this declaration is considered to be disabled worker :
- anyone who has obtained a recognition of the status of disabled worker from the public body called in French Commission des Droits et de l’Autonomie, CDAPH,
- the victims of work accident or occupational disease who receive a partial permanent disability ( only if the rate at least equal 10 %),
- anyone who receives an invalidity pension (called in French pension d’invalidité)
- holders of a disability card ,
- anyone who receives a disabled adults’ allowance (called in French Allocation aux Adultes Handicapés, AAH)
One disabled worker shall be counted as a single unit , no matter what the form of his disability : there is no more category A,B and C ( they have been dropped).
A lot of subsidies are available to facilitate recruitment and keeping disabled persons in work.
If the undertaking employs not enough disabled workers, it has to pay a contribution to the public body called in French Agefiph, Association nationale de gestion du fonds pour l’insertion professionnelle des travailleurs handicapés.
A disabled worker is not protected against dismissal, however the notice period is doubled ( it is paid) , only in case of occupational disease or occupational accident.