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The first step to complying with the Employment Equity Act is to eliminate unfair discrimination - here's how

by , 04 August 2014
By now you know the Employment Equity Act (EE Act) is in full force and it became effective on 1 August 2014.

If you're now pondering on ways to comply with the Act just like many employers and don't know where to start, we've got you covered.

Today, our labour experts reveal the first step to help you comply with the Employment Equity Act: Eliminating unfair discrimination in your workplace.

Read on to find out how to eliminate unfair discrimination in your workplace so you can comply with the Employment Equity Act and avoid penalties that range from R1.5million to R2.7million!

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There are 26 changes to Employment Equity Act you must comply with in 2014...

If you don't comply with them, the DoL will be on your case.

In fact, the DoL could fine you 10% of your turnover or up to R2.7 million!

Discover how to check if you're complying with all of them to avoid crippling DoL fines.
 

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Comply with the Employment Equity Act by eliminating unfair discrimination in your workplace
 

The Employment Equity Act requires you to eliminate unfair discrimination at work.
 

This requirement isn't negotiable. You must eliminate unfair discrimination regardless of how many people you employ or the size of your turnover.
 

So how do you go about doing this?
 

According to the experts behind the Labour Law for Managers Loose Leaf Service, one area that's more prone to discrimination is your policies and practices.
 

While very few companies have discriminatory policies, the problem lies in the implementation. For example, you may have managers that don't follow your company's recruitment procedures and discriminate certain candidates when recruiting.
 

To cover your bases, you must review or audit all your policies and practices to find and eliminate any unfair discrimination.
 

Here's a list of some of the polices you must review to eliminate unfair discrimination
 

  • Recruitment procedures, advertising and selection criteria;
  • Appointments and the appointment process;
  • Job classifications and grading;
  • Remuneration, employment benefits and terms and conditions of employment; and
  • Disciplinary measures.


To get a full list of the policies you must review to eliminate unfair discrimination, check out the Labour Law for Managers Loose Leaf Service.
 

Well there you have it: Now that you know the first step to complying with the Employment Equity Act, do the right thing so you can avoid harsh penalties.
 

 

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