affirmative action

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a policy designed to redress past discrimination against women and minority groups through measures to improve their economic and educational opportunities

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Clause 8 of the Employment Equity article, noted above, is applicable to the work of the committee, and each committee is required to gather and report data from their deliberations:
The Employment Equity Act is designed to improve job opportunities for these four specific groups; according to this Act, private and public sector employers operating in federally regulated industries that employ 100 or more employees must design, implement and monitor the results of equity plans in order to ensure representation of designated groups in their workforce.
On the most contentious issue of affirmative action, or employment equity, Mbeki cites figures which show whites occupy 75% of top management posts while blacks fill 22%.
These women expressed strong support for antiracism education and employment equity.
In an email dated April 12, the corporate employment equity advisor at INAC stated, 'All sectors are below the target of 80 percent rate of return set by CHRC.
On Employment Equity, the company has in place a plan to ensure that a 40%
Celia Briar reviews the New Zealand Conference on Pay and Employment Equity for Women.
The book includes chapters on employment equity, harassment, language and male-dominated workplaces (among other topics).
When drafting your initiative, be sure not to confuse diversity with affirmative action or employment equity, says Horacio Gavilan, vice president of the Association Management Group, Inc.
They also offer employment equity scholarships, and sponsor Native educational, cultural and sporting events.
Gender integration and employment equity are usually a good thing, but in the military, it doesn't always make sense.
One of the two major pieces of anti-racist legislation that has been subsequently enacted is the Employment Equity Act (EEA) of 1998.
In effect, the category "visible minority" homogenizes a diverse population, thereby making employment equity unable to help those who need it most.
That trend is much softer among women, because they are putting more time into the labour market than in the past, because they have increased their rate of higher learning, and because of the implementation of pay equity and employment equity statutes since i980.
Despite her own difficulties getting ahead, Lambart was fiercely opposed to employment equity.
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