DPA has always been a strong advocate for anti-discrimination legislation for persons with disabilities and as such we support the need for legislation that promotes fairness in the workplace. We are happy that the upcoming law to promote workplace fairness will recognise that the disability community should have access to legal protection and redress from discriminatory behaviour, policies and acts at their places of employment. DPA wants this legislation to succeed in its goal and this is why we have been in discussion with the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) over the past year and continue to give constructive feedback, including publishing our summarised and more in-depth response to the interim report. In fact, DPA is listed in Annex B of the Interim Report as one of the non-governmental and community organisations that have been engaged with in formulating the Interim Report – as such we feel it is important to make clear what DPA’s position on the upcoming legislation is. DPA thanks the Tripartite Alliance for including DPA in their consultations and hopes we can continue to do so in order to make this legislation as ground-breaking, meaningful and impactful as we all hope it will be.
Click here to read DPA’s summarised response to the Tripartite Committee on Workplace Fairness Interim Report 2023.
Click here to read DPA’s in-depth response to the Tripartite Committee on Workplace Fairness Interim Report 2023.