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employment equity

n
1. (Sociology) South African a policy or programme designed to reserve jobs for people formerly disadvantaged under apartheid
2. (Sociology) Canadian a policy or programme designed to ensure equal opportunity in employment
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Employment Equity legislation in Ontario: A case study in the politics of backlash.
"Having a central program complements inclusion-related initiatives and efforts that already exist through various campus communities," said Catherine Anley, university Employment Equity Advisor.
This paper is a letter of understanding between British Columbia Teachers' Federation (BCTF) and British Columbia Public School Employers' Association (BCPSEA) in response to Employment Equity for Aboriginal Teachers.
The relevance of this idiomatic opposition to the Employment Equity Act is best illustrated by describing the broader context within which the legislation was enacted.
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Related to this discussion there have also been books on employment equity in Canada (Agocs and Burr, 1992) and the evolution of women's studies programs in Canadian universities (Braithwaite, Heald, Luhmann and Rosenberg, 2004).
The WomenEoe1/4aos Empowerment Fund and the Employment Equity Act continue to ensure the appointment and support of women in top leadership positions in the government as well as private sector.
Some specific topics include: organizational careers, organizational conflict and identity, implementing employment equity, organizational moral responsibility, organizational design, and corporate governance.
This year's committee report, released March 7, identified Canada's use of the term "visible minorities" in its Employment Equity Act as wording that "may not be in accordance with the aims and objectives of the Convention." Committee member Patrick Thornberry, a British law professor, said that "the use of the term seemed to somehow indicate that 'whiteness' was the standard, all others differing from that being visible."
He is an outspoken advocate for Employment Equity. He has also championed the need for improved race relations within the Police Service.
Based upon a study of the application and the latest revision of the Employment Equity Act, this article provides an update on current issues in the area of employment equity for women.
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