Mar 25, 2022
Here's today's edition of the Current Affairs Dialog box, wherein you will get detailed insights on a crucial topic, the Principle of Reasonable Accommodation. Read further to enhance your civils Preparation. The topic is relevant from the CSE syllabus in the following way:
For Prelims: Principle of Reasonable Accommodation.
For Mains: Government Policies and Interventions for Development in various sectors and issues arising out of their Design and Implementation.
Recently, the Karnataka High Court has ruled in favor of the State’s circular that students in educational institutions should only wear prescribed uniforms.
Examine the concept of ‘reasonable accommodation’, in the light of the Karnataka High Court verdict in the hijab case.
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|International Precedent on Reasonable Accommodation: ILO|
The International Labour Organization (ILO), in its recommendation on HIV/AIDS and the world of work, defines ‘reasonable accommodation’ as: “any modification or adjustment to a job or to the workplace that is reasonably practicable and enables a person living with HIV or AIDS to have access to, or participate or advance in, employment”.
According to ILO, the need for workplace accommodation may arise in a variety of situations, but four categories of workers were chosen for the guide: workers with disabilities, workers living with HIV and AIDS, pregnant workers and those with family responsibilities, workers who hold a particular religion or belief.
ILO Advocacy for Reasonable Accommodation:
The aforementioned categories of workers come across different kinds of barriers at work which may result in either loss of employment or lack of access to employment. The provision of reasonable accommodation can ensure the address of these barriers and thereby contribute to greater workplace equality, diversity, and inclusion.
Envisioning a Reasonable Accommodation:
It could include a modified working environment, shortened or staggered working hours, additional support from supervisory staff and reduced work commitments are ways in which accommodation can be made. Suitable changes in recruitment processes — allowing scribes during written tests or sign language interpreters during interviews.
News Source: The Hindu
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