UAE: Disabled people often remain unemployed despite anti-discrimination laws, claim families

Author: Sarwat Nasir, The National (UAE), Published on: 17 March 2020

People with disabilities struggle to find jobs in UAE, parents say," 13 Mar 2020

Families of people with disabilities are calling for stricter enforcement of Dubai's equality law as they say their loved ones struggle to find employment...

lawyers in the UAE have said proving discrimination can be difficult...

Ali Al Assaad,[of] DWF law firm, said there are no provisions under the UAE’s Anti-Discrimination Law that mention people with disabilities. The recent equality resolution also does not include penalties for offenders...

employers can be jailed for up to three years and fined at least Dh10,000 under the discrimination clause...

“Discrimination cases... are difficult to prove in the UAE. Whilst the discrimination laws are developing in this jurisdiction, currently they are still very much in their infancy...” he said.

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