Integration of disabled people

When integrating (equalizing) people with disabilities, it is important to prevent their exclusion from participating in work and community life. In Germany, this goal is pursued through measures to promote the participation of people with disabilities in accordance with the Social Code (SGB IX).
The employment of employees with disabilities is one of the basic pillars of the social market economy. Employers with more than 15 jobs are required by various laws in the Federal Republic of Germany to employ severely disabled people in at least 6% of their jobs.
The implementation of this legal obligation often involves considerable expenditure. Financial grants are therefore provided to help fulfil this obligation:
• Grants for technical work aids
• Wage subsidies
• Compensation for reduced performance and company helpers.
This gives employers a financial incentive to take on this socio-political task. Employing people with disabilities has a positive impact on employers' public image and shows:
• Social responsibility and socio-political competence
• The will to integrate and sensitivity to the needs of groups with special needs
• Entrepreneurial thinking, including with regard to future labor needs.

See also:
Company integration; demographic change; fairness; health management; social responsibility (CSR); ethics/corporate ethics; value orientation; diversity management
Reference to QET guidelines:
Q02 Social skills; Q07 Human resources management; E01 Business ethics; E17 Compliance; E03 Diversity; E05 Data protection; E07 Stress prevention; E14 Inclusion; E15 Reintegration
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