Ableism at Work
Disablement and Hierarchies of Impairment

By (author) Paul David Harpur

ISBN13: 9781108739771

Imprint: Cambridge University Press

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Format: Paperback / softback

Published: 23/06/2022

Availability: POD

The UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities promotes ability equality, but this is not experienced in national laws. Australia, Canada, Ireland, the UK and the US all have one thing in common: regulatory frameworks which treat workers with psychosocial disabilities less favorably than workers with either physical or sensory disabilities. Ableism at Work is a comprehensive and comparative legal, practical and theoretical analysis of workplace inequalities experienced by workers with psychosocial disabilities. Whether it be denying anti-discrimination protection to people with episodic disabilities, addictions or other psychological impairments, failing to make reasonable accommodations/adjustments for workers with psychosocial disabilities, or denying them workers' compensation or occupational health and safety protections, regulatory interventions imbed inequalities. Ableism, sanism and prejudice are expressly stated in laws, reflected in judgments, and perpetuated by workplace practices and this book enables advocates, policy makers and lawmakers to understand the wider context in which systems discriminate workers with psychosocial disabilities.
1. Introduction to monograph; 2. International disability norms at work: international law on ableism at work and the hierarchy of impairments; 3. The CRPD Committee, ableism and hierarchies of impairment at work; 4. Hierarchies of impairment at work in the regulation and response to sheltered work; 5. The arbitrary exclusion of episodic and psychosocial disabilities from legal protection: the duration test promoting ableism at work; 6. Ability apartheid at work: the policy of stigmatizing and excluding 'unacceptable' psychosocial disabilities from anti-discrimination laws; 7. Reasonable accommodations in a psychosocial diverse workplace: hierarchies of impairment at work; 8. Using occupational safety and health laws to promote psychological health at work; 9. Sanism and ableism in the law's response to injured workers; 10. Advancing psychosocial diversity using contract and unfair dismissal laws; Index.
  • Disability: social aspects
  • Disability & the law
  • Professional & Vocational
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