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Basic Guide to Employment Equity Plans

Basic Guide to Employment Equity Plans

The purpose of the employment Equity plan is to enable the employer “to achieve reasonable progress towards employment Equity”, to assist in eliminating unfair discrimination in the workplace, and to achieve equitable representation of employees from designated groups by means of affirmative action measures.

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Basic Guide to Affirmative Action

Basic Guide to Affirmative Action

Affirmative action describes policies that support members of a disadvantaged group through education, employment, or housing that have suffered past discrimination. In regards to the EEA, affirmative action ensures that qualified people from designated groups have equal opportunities in the workplace.

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How to Submit Employment Equity Reports Manually

How to Submit Employment Equity Reports Manually

In order to comply with Section 21 of the Employment Equity Act 55 of 1998, Employers are required to submit their Employment Equity Reports. Employers can do this online or they can do it manually. How to submit manually is explained in this How To.

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Basic Guide to Employment Equity Pay Gaps

Basic Guide to Employment Equity Pay Gaps

Basic Guide to Employment Equity Pay Gaps. Employers must hand in statements that show what pay workers in different job categories and levels get. If the gaps between workers’ pay is unfair, employers must reduce the gaps.

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Basic Guide to Unfair Discrimination

Basic Guide to Unfair Discrimination

Discrimination is regarded as unfair when it imposes burdens or withholds benefits or opportunities from any person on one of the prohibited grounds listed in the Act, namely: race, gender, sex, pregnancy, ethnic or social origin, colour, sexual orientation, age, disability, religion, conscience, belief, culture, etc. Employers must remove unfair discrimination from their policies and practices. It is not unfair to discriminate when you apply affirmative action.

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Basic Guide to Medical and Psychometric Testing

Basic Guide to Medical and Psychometric Testing

In certain situations, employers might ask employees to submit to medical exams, drug tests, psychological screening, or lie detector tests. Not all workplace testing is legal, however. There are limits to how far an employer can go. Employers may not force their workers or job applicants to undergo medical or psychometric tests.

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Basic Guide to Informing Workers about Employment Equity

Basic Guide to Informing Workers about Employment Equity

The Employment Equity Act is the law that promotes equity in the workplace, ensures that all employees receive equal opportunities and that employees are treated fairly by their employers. Employers must display the summary of the Act at the workplace. Workers must have access to the employment equity plan and report.

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Basic Guide to Employment Equity Reports

Basic Guide to Employment Equity Reports

Employers must send employment equity reports to the Department of Labour. Employers who cannot report must let the Department know in writing. Public employers must publish summaries of their employment equity reports in their annual financial reports.

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