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Spanish General Law on Disability (LGD)
(Royal Legislative Decree 1/2013)

The General Law on Disability is the consolidation in a single legal text that regulates, clarifies and harmonizes 3 norms: the LISMI, the LIONDAU (2003) and the Law of Infractions and Sanctions (2007), which until then were the main legal provisions of general nature in force in Spain designed to address the rights of people with disabilities.

in matters oflabor integration the norm remains intact and only introduces terminological modifications such as eliminating the word “disabled” for “person with a disability” and “insertion/integration” for “inclusion”.

2% booking fee

According to the General Law on Disability, in its article 42.1, those public and private companies that employ 50 or more workers (total count of employees) are required that at least 2% of them have a disability certificate (percentage disability equal to or greater than 33%).


Exceptionality and alternative measures

Exceptionality and alternative measures are a mechanism proposed by the LGD to make it easier for companies to comply with the law through means other than direct hiring when the company justifies the impossibility of incorporating workers with disabilities.

Exceptional reasons:

• Presentation of offers. Impossibility of public servicescompetent employment or employment agencies to cover the job offer presented by the company with a person with disabilities.

• Allegation of causes. When there are, and the company accredits it, causes of a productive, organizational, technical or economic nature that motivate the special difficulty to incorporate workers with disabilitiesity to the company's staff.

Alternative measures:

• Commercial or civil contract with a special employment center (CEE), or with a self-employed worker with a disability, for the supply of raw materials, machinery, capital goods or any other type of goods necessary for the normal development of the activity of the company that opts for this measure.
Calculation of the amount: 3 X IMPREM.

• Donation or sponsorship. Making donations and sponsorship actions (always monetary) to non-profit entities whose purpose is professional training, job placement or job creation for people with disabilities.
Calculation of the amount: 1.5 X IMPREM.

• Labor enclave, after signing the corresponding contract with a special employment center, in accordance with the provisions of Royal Decree 290/2004, of February 20, which regulates labor enclaves as a measure to promote the employment of People with disabilities.
Calculation of the amount: 3 X IMPREM.

Download Documents:
• 1. Royal Legislative Decree 1/2013. Revised Text of the General Law on the rights of persons with disabilities and their social inclusion
• 2. Request for declaration of exceptionality and alternative measures

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