Japan to strictly enforce quota for people with disabilities

A crackdown is set to follow reports that government agencies have been padding their data on how many disabled staff they employ.
By: | August 28, 2018

The Japanese government wants to ensure that employment quotas for people with disabilities are strictly enforced by the relevant ministries and local authorities.

According to Japanese laws, administrative bodies and businesses are required to include a certain percentage of people with disabilities in their workforces.

However, Japan’s Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said that some government ministries and local authorities have inflated their disabled staff numbers, but are not actually hiring enough people with disabilities.

The country’s labour and welfare ministry is now  investigating irregular practices of some administrative bodies and businesses when it comes to hiring people with disabilities.

Suga said the results of the investigation conducted by the labour and welfare ministry will be made public this week. The result of the investigation will serve as basis for relevant ministers to come up with appropriate measures to ensure that government offices will meet the required quota.