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Basic Guide to Informing Workers about Employment Equity

Basic Guide to Informing Workers about Employment Equity

Employers must display the summary of the Act at the workplace. Workers must have access to the employment equity plan and report.

Application

The Employment Equity Act applies to all employers, workers and job applicants, but not members of the –

  • National Defence Force;
  • National Intelligence Agency; and
  • South African Secret Service.

The provisions for affirmative action apply to –

  • employers with 50 or more workers, or whose annual income is more than the amount specified in Schedule 4 of the Act;
  • municipalities;
  • organs of State;
  • employers ordered to comply by a bargaining council agreement;
  • any employers who volunteer to comply.

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Applies to all employers and workers and protects workers and job seekers from unfair discrimination, and also provides a framework for implementing affirmative action.

What Information Must Employers Give?

Employers must make sure that workers have access to –

  • a summary of the Employment Equity Act;
  • the latest employment equity report; and the
  • employment equity plan.

Based on Legislation in Section 25of the Employment Equity Act


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Originally appeared on labour.gov.za on 14-11-2007. The views expressed herein are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of estome. estome accepts no responsibility for the accuracy, completeness or fairness of the article, nor does the information contained herein constitute advice, legal or otherwise.

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