French law requires hiring disabled workers to compose 6% of the workforce. Disregard for this law can result in financial penalties that have increased appreciably since 2009. Until 2008, Bricoman’s response to this obligation was carried out more often through making the financial payments than through hiring.
The employment rate of disabled workers at Bricoman was thus not in line with expectations or the business plan. A number of steps were taken and, as of 2009, Bricoman’s response to this requirement was reversed, to become primarily one of hiring disabled workers. The company wishes to continue this trend.