EE IN CONTEXT
Employment Equity is governed primarily by the Employment Equity Act of 1998. The purpose of the Act is to achieve equity in the workplace through promoting equal opportunity and implementing affirmative action.
Organisations need to eliminate unfair discrimination and redress past disadvantages of designated groups to ensure they are represented across diverse occupational categories and levels in the workplace. Organisations and employers that employ more than 50 people or have a total annual turnover that is equal to or above the applicable annual turnover threshold, must implement EE Plans and compile EE Reports. In addition, an EE Manager and Committee is necessary to act as the link between business, employees, and trade unions.