Uganda

Region: Africa

RELEVANT LEGISLATION

The Employment Act, 2006 (Article 40 (b)) ensures the elimination of all forms of discrimination against persons with disability towards equalization of opportunities. Employers are required to provide employees with the equipment, tools and material necessary for that employee to perform his or her duties.

The Persons with Disabilities Act, 2006 prohibits discrimination against a qualified person on the grounds of that person’s disability in regard to any job application procedures, hiring, promotion, employee compensation, job training, and other terms, conditions, and privileges of employment.

The Equal Opportunity Act, 2006 promotes affirmative action as deliberate actions and initiatives taken in favour of marginalised groups, including persons with disabilities, in order to redress imbalances, including tax rebates for companies hiring marginalised groups. Prohibits discrimination of persons based on disability and promotes affirmative actions.

Workers Compensation Act, 2000: Compensation to workers in terms of monetary compensation and support to medical treatment for injuries suffered and scheduled diseases incurred in the course of their employment.

Labour codes, general labour and employment acts

Quota legislation

No clear insight on employment quota, to be decided by the relevant Minister in consultation with the
employers’ Organization.

Branches of GBDN company members