Axis 1. Conditions of social citizenship

1. Physical and mental health of the worker and person

The law on health at work was renewed with the adoption of Framework Directive 89/391/EEC of 12 June 1989, addressing the protection of health “in all aspects relating to work” and also via the principle of “adapting the work to the person”.

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2 - Mobilisation of resources and the construction of personal autonomy

Personal trajectories are made up of multiple stages which are the product of both one-off events and longer-term processes.

These stages interact with each other and contribute to the construction of personal autonomy in a way that is both unique and heavily conditioned by the resources available to the individual and the socio-historic contexts they experience. These resources are the result of personal, social and legal factors. Protection standards and measures influence individual careers through the opportunities they offer or, conversely, the barriers they create, in response to personal aspirations.

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3 - Equality of access to work and protection

It is impossible to examine the conditions of access to social citizenship without placing in perspective the way in which the law guarantees the same conditions for everyone, regardless of any subjective particularities, whether linked to disabilities, sexual orientation, religious beliefs or other features that may lead to differences in treatment.

It is respect of the principle of the equality of all before the law that forms the basis of rules designed to ensure access to social rights for everyone.

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