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Affirmative Action

The removal of artificial barriers to the employment of women and disadvantaged minorities, or admission of same to highly selective institutions of higher learning.

affirmative action

Social medicine The removal of artificial barriers to the employment of ♀ and disadvantaged minorities, or admission of same to highly selective institutions of higher learning; AA refers to any effort to recruit and hire members of previously disadvantaged groups, as a means of erasing past inequities. See Bakke v Regents of the University of California, Reverse discrimination; Cf Glass ceiling.
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The following persistent barriers to employment equity have been identified in various studies and reports on gender inequities in Canadian universities: overt and systemic discrimination; hiring practices and pay structures; career interruptions (pregnancy/maternity); end of mandatory retirement (aging academic workforce vs.
Francoise joined PBQ at the beginning of 2002, shortly after the Human Rights Commission had begun to verify the bank's compliance with the Employment Equity Act.
The goal of employment equity is to eliminate discriminatory barriers in the workplace and to expand the employment opportunities to qualified individuals in designated groups, who have previously suffered employment discrimination.
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This book is addressed to all who are interested in acquiring relevant information and addressing the complex issues involved in employment equity policy development and implementation.
The province presently does not have employment equity legislation.
Many firms hiring engineers are covered by federal legislation or policy requiring them to report on the representation of women in their workforce and to implement employment equity programmes to increase that representation.
Cell C is South Africa's most empowered telecommunications company in terms of equity ownership, preferential procurement, employment equity and enterprise and skills development.
These include a sustainable, fully utilised nursing workforce, investment in public health, a primary health care approach to population health, safe clinical environments and social, health and employment equity.
Employment Equity Amendment Act (no 47 of 2013) assented and gazetted on 16 January 2014 and promulgated on 1 August 2014.
In relation to employment equity, the representation of BBEE beneficiaries in Junior and Middle Management stands at 58.
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