Right of the disabled person for employment: a comparative study between Malaysia and the United Kingdom / Amizatul Izzati Johari …[et al.]

Johari, Amizatul Izzati and Ahmad, Nashuha Nardhiyah and Husin, Fasiha Hadana and Md. Khusairi, Nursyifa and Khalid, Nurul Ain (2014) Right of the disabled person for employment: a comparative study between Malaysia and the United Kingdom / Amizatul Izzati Johari …[et al.]. [Student Project] (Unpublished)

Abstract

In Malaysia, rights of Persons with disabilities (PWDs) are protected under the Persons with Disabilities Act 2008. This Act however is not adequate enough to protect PWDs in the world of employment compared to the law in the United Kingdom (UK). Therefore, this paper aims to examine and understand the challenges that are encountered by Malaysians with disabilities in the world of employment. Section 29 of the Persons with Disabilities Act 2008 laid down the right to equal employment. Unfortunately, it is ineffective, as the Act does not include punishment for breaching its provisions. This PWDs Act 2008 can be regarded as merely rhetoric without effective enforcement mechanism. Meanwhile, in UK, Equality Act 2010 prohibits discrimination by employers against existing or prospective employees on the ground of disability. It protects applicants for employment and those already in employment. The comparison between Malaysian position and UK position on the protection of the rights of PWDs in employment can be seen in term of the gaps of PWDs Act 2008 and the UK law, which are Equality Act and Disability Discrimination Act 1995. There are several recommendations to ensure the equitable right for PWDs as well as improving employment opportunities for PWDs in Malaysia.

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Item Type: Student Project
Creators:
CreatorsEmail / ID. Num
Johari, Amizatul Izzati2012891566
Ahmad, Nashuha Nardhiyah2012875936
Husin, Fasiha Hadana2012874424
Md. Khusairi, Nursyifa2012895602
Khalid, Nurul Ain2012401382
Contributors:
ContributionNameID Num. / Email
Thesis advisorYahaya, AsmaUNSPECIFIED
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > Personnel management. Employment management
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam > Faculty of Law
Programme: Bachelor of Laws (Hons)
Item ID: 31559
Uncontrolled Keywords: PWDs, rights, disabilities
URI: http://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/31559

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