Egypt

Region: Africa

RELEVANT LEGISLATION

Article 53 states that any discriminations are prohibited on the ground of religion, belief, sex, origin, race, color, language, disability, social class, political or geographical affiliation, or for any other reason.

Egypt’s Constitution of 2014

Quota Legislation

Yes, 5% private. Non-compliance fine 30 EGP – 2USD.

Law No. 49 (1982) introduces an employment quota of 5% for people with disabilities in firms
with 50 employees or more. In the suggested legislation, the threshold for employers’ obligation to hire the 5% quota will become 20 employees, instead of 50 employees.

Relevant organisations, including INGOs

National business and disability networks or initiatives