The main objective of inclusion is to integrate and guarantee equal opportunities for all individuals in society. In the Dominican Republic, this is a legal principle collected and enshrined in our legislation, with the aim of continuing in the search for sustainable development.
At Alburquerque we fervently support and promulgate the principle of equality, this being one of our greatest institutional pillars and one of which we promote the most as part of our business culture.
The Firm advocates for these rights by promoting the values of respect, equity, individuality, justice, responsibility, among other values, which we take care of materializing through a series of policies and practices that we apply to each of our processes, such as the equality of conditions among our collaborators; transparent hiring of personnel, which provides uniformity of opportunities and access to work; integration of our employees through internal communication channels that allow them to be informed and express their opinions freely; we care and take responsibility for our social impact.
Our business culture is aligned with social cohesion and through it we seek to be in harmony with this highly important legal principle.
In Dominican Republic
The Constitution of the Dominican Republic is the fundamental law by which the country is governed, and in which the pillars of society are present. Among the fundamental pillars of the Dominican State are the rights that correspond to each of the individuals, without any type of distinction to be able to enjoy them, such as:
Article 39.- Right to equality. All people are born free and equal before the law and must enjoy the same rights and receive the same protection and treatment from the authorities, institutions and other individuals.
Article 43.- Right to free development of personality. Every person has the right to the free development of their personality, without transgressing the legal order and the rights of others.
Article 58.- Protection of people with disabilities. The State promotes and guarantees the enjoyment of all the rights and fundamental freedoms of persons with disabilities, under equal conditions.
Disability in the Dominican Republic
The Rights of people with disabilities are those that allow them to participate in the whole life of society, without any type of discrimination. For these purposes, the Dominican Republic has Law No. 5-13.
The main objective of this Law is to protect and guarantee equality and equal opportunities for all people with functional, physical, mental and/or sensory disabilities. This Law has its own Application Regulation (363-13), which contains the procedures to be able to put into practice and guarantee compliance with this Law.
Protection of Workers’ Rights
The fundamental rights of workers are those rights and freedoms that they possess as a person, by the mere fact of being one, and that are recognized and guaranteed by the Constitution and the respective laws and must be respected by the employer in the field of the labor relationship. .
In the Dominican Republic, our regulations that regulate this employer-employee relationship are the Labor Code:
The Labor Code of the Dominican Republic is the regulation that aims to regulate the rights and obligations of employers, in addition to ensuring that labor law regulations are subject to their essential purposes, which are human well-being and social justice.
As part of its main objective, in this code we can find provisions and regulations consistent with these interests, such as:
Convention 100: relative to equal remuneration between male and female work for work of equal value.
Decree 107-95: On equal opportunities and labor rights for people with physical, mental or sensory limitations.
Protection of women’s rights
Similarly, diversity and inclusion imply equal conditions regardless of gender. The Dominican Republic, in its continuous efforts related to the promotion of gender equality and equity, took the initiative to create an institution that directs, rationalizes and articulates the efforts related to the search for this equity, this is how the Ministerio de la Mujer is created. It is a governing body for gender policy in the Dominican Republic, aimed at achieving gender equality and equity.
As part of the vision and strategic plan of this institution, it establishes equality before the law between men and women, as well as the right to employment, education, social security, to participate in decision-making spaces, to live a life without violence, among other rights.