The opposition and the federal social minister are not satisfied: private companies are exempt from the new disability laws.
Disabled people protest against controversial new laws near the Bundestag on May 12 Photo: dpa
Article 3 of the Basic Law guarantees that no one may be disadvantaged because of a disability. In addition, the German government has signed the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, according to which disabled persons have a right to inclusion, barrier-free access and a self-determined life. Two new laws attempt to do justice to this.