Non-discrimination is a fundamental principle of international human rights which extends to disability.
Persons with disabilities may be vulnerable to discrimination in an employment context where they are often denied the right to decent work. Disabled persons should be free from unreasonable discrimination on the basis of their disability, including in recruitment practices, pay and training. Often workplaces will not be free from disability discrimination unless positive actions are taken such as installing access facilities. Discrimination on the basis of disability prevents persons with disabilities from participating as equal members of society.
The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities recognizes the right of persons with disabilities to work on an equal basis with others, including the right to the opportunity to be accepted in an inclusive and accessible labour market and work environment. This extends to equal opportunities, equal remuneration, training and career advancement.