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Original name: Behinderteneinstellungsgesetz
Name: Employment of Persons with Disabilities Act (BEinstG) (BGBl. No. 22/1970).
Country: Austria
Subject(s): Disabled workers
Type of legislation: Law, Act
Adopted on: 1969-12-11
Entry into force:
ISN: AUT-1969-L-42258
Link: https://www.ilo.org/dyn/natlex/natlex4.detail?p_isn=42258&p_lang=en
Bibliography: Arbeitsrecht, Dittrich, Veit, Tades, Manz Verlag, Vienna, Austria (INFORM)
Legislation on-line in German Legislation on-line in German Bundeskanzleramt, Rechtsinformationssystem (RIS), Austria PDF of Act in German as amended to BGBl. I Nr. 51/2012 PDF of Act in German as amended to BGBl. I Nr. 51/2012 (DOC.NORMES) (consulted on 2012-01-30)
Abstract/Citation: Obligates employers employing more than 25 employees in their business to hire disabled persons (1 disabled person per 25 employees). The scope of application covers, according to the definition under section 2 of this Act, those persons who suffer a disability degree of 50 per cent. Employers also must take into consideration the specific requirements with respect to a disabled employee's workplace and other working conditions, so that it takes appropriate action to promote disabled employees. There is also a special kind of protection against dismissals. If there is no particular period of notice, the usual period is 4 weeks, but before every dismissal the employer must consult the works committee, the committee of disabled persons and the department of the Land dealing with disabled persons where the enterprise takes its seat. Otherwise the dismissal is void. On the other hand, employment contracts during a probationary period can be terminated by both employer and employee without notice. Consolidated text.
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