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What is affirmative action and employment equity?
Last Updated: 15th April, 2020
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Also know, what is the difference between affirmative action and employment equity?
AA stands for Affirmative Action and EE standsfor Employment Equity. Employment Equity refers to aworkplace that employs the right number of people fromdifferent race and gender groups and AffirmativeAction is a way of reaching EmploymentEquity.
Subsequently, question is, what is affirmative action and how does it work? Affirmativeaction is a policy used by colleges and universities to improvethe educational opportunities for minority groups (includingminority races, genders, and sexual orientations) that are commonlyand historically discriminated against.
Subsequently, question is, what is EEO and affirmative action?
It attempts to ensure that all applicants, males-femalesand all races have a fair opportunity in a hiring process, incompeting for promotions, and equal access to training/professionaldevelopment opportunities. As for Affirmative Action, it isa remedy to address past practices of discrimination.
What is an affirmative action employer?
For federal contractors and subcontractors,affirmative action must be taken by covered employersto recruit and advance qualified minorities, women, persons withdisabilities, and covered veterans. Affirmative actionsinclude training programs, outreach efforts, and other positivesteps.