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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 implementation of Employment Equity (EE) programs in Canadian institutions, including universities, was intended to combat discrimination against designated groups (women, aboriginals, visible minorities, and persons with disabilities).
Universities also have administrative services dealing with Employment Equity and/or Human Rights complaints, and are charged with enforcing discrimination and harassment legislation and policies for all employee groups and students.
Since the introduction of the first Employment Equity Act, in 1986, several employment equity plans had been devised, but none had led to any concrete changes.
This awareness of power imbalances attendant to gendered and raced discriminations in the society and workplace likely contributes to their support for employment equity and antiracism education.
In July 2002, the government put out a Ministry of Women's Affairs discussion document Next Steps Towards Employment Equity and established a Taskforce on Pay and Employment Equity in the Public Service, Health and Education, chaired by Diana Crossan.
Removal of barriers and increasing social inclusion is central to the federal Employment Equity Act, at least as it has been implemented in more recent years.
Shiv Chopra spoke at the Heritage Canada Employment Equity Annual Meeting on March 26, 1999 about his experiences of racial discrimination at Health Canada.
Employment and Labour Minister Thulas Nxesi has bemoaned the slow transformation of South African corporates in the last 20 years.The Minister made the remarks following the release of the 2019 Employment Equity Report by the Commission for Employment Equity (CEE) on Tuesday.
The Commission for Employment Equity (CEE) will on 27 August 2019 present to South Africas Employment and Labour Minister, TW.
The LGBTIQ Employment Equity Index is a project of the Headhunter Group that provides a range of human resources services.

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