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Constitution of the Portuguese Republic


Article 71 (Disable citizens) (1) Citizens who have physical or mental disabilities shall enjoy all the rights and be subject to all the duties contained in this Constitution, except to the extent that their disability renders them unfit to exercise or perform them. (2) The State shall implement a national policy for the prevention of disability, and for the treatment, rehabilitation and integration of citizens with disabilities and support for their families, shall educate the community to be aware of its duties of respect for them and solidarity with them, and shall ensure that they enjoy their rights to the full extent subject to the rights and duties of their parents or guardians. (3) The State shall provide assistance to organisations for citizens with disabilities. Article 59 (Workers' rights) (2) It is the duty of the State to guarantee the conditions of work, remuneration and rest to which workers are entitled, in particular by: (c) Special protection at work for women during pregnancy and after childbirth, for minors and disabled person and for those engaged in especially strenuous activity or working in unhealthy, toxic or dangerous conditions.