Norway

Region: Europe

RELEVANT LEGISLATION

The Law on Discrimination and Accessibility prohibits direct and indirect discrimination on the grounds of disability (including previous, supposed and anticipated disability, and also the disability of another person (e.g. a child or a spouse). This law also includes provisions on accessibility, universal design and individual adaptations. It was adopted on 01 January 2009 and is a civil law that applies to all social sectors.

The Law on Discrimination and Accessibility provides regulation of discrimination including employment (article 4), a duty for public employers and private employers with more than 50 employees to work actively to promote equality (article 3), and requirements on individual accommodation (article 12). Furthermore, the Law on Physical Planning and Building Codes (article 29-3) provides the legal basis for the regulation of universal design of work places.

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