France

Region: Europe

RELEVANT LEGISLATION

The general legal framework in France is Law 2005-102 of 11 February 2005 for equal rights and opportunities, participation and citizenship of disabled persons.
Prohibition of any form of discrimination is a principle of constitutional value referred to in the preamble of the French Constitution (4 October 1958).

Find the Academic Network of European Disability Experts (ANED) country report here.

Quota legislation

According to the Labour Code (Articles R5212-1 to R5212-31), in France, companies which have been employing more than 20 persons for at least three years legally have the duty to employ at least 6% of persons with disabilities. However, there are some alternatives to the employment of disabled persons which were extended by the Law in 2015 such as the settlement of an annual program in favour of disabled workers and planning of recruitment measures and internship opportunities, especially for disabled young people under 16 years of age in the scope of the discovering of pathways to the labour market, subcontracting with adapted companies, specialised workshops or independent disabled workers.