Course Name
C2 - Comprehensive Guide to Employment Equity
Course Description
Every Designated employer needs to know its obligations in terms of the Employment equity legislation to avoid hefty fines or compensation or damage orders against them. This one-day course will provide the delegates with necessary knowledge and skills to meet the legislative requirements of the EE Act. The delegates will have an understanding of discrimination, the roles and functions of the Employment Equity Committee, compile plans and reports. This course should be attended by chairpersons, complainants, managers, HR and ER managers and practitioners, legal advisers, shop stewards, and union representatives.
1 day
R2 950.00

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Module 1 : Introduction to the Employment Equity Act and EE Amendment Act

  • Definitions
  • The role and functions of the Department of Labour the EEC and the ECC
  • The Constitution and other related legislation
  • Employment Equity - 10 years down the line - amendments

Module 2 : Prohibition of Unfair Discrimination

  • Defining fair and unfair discrimination - new definition
  • Grounds of unfair discrimination
  • Harassment and vulnerable employees
  • Diversity
  • Medical testing, psychometric testing, HIV testing,
  • Disputes about unfair discrimination - CCMA and Labour Court
  • Equal pay for equal value

Module 3 : People with disabilities

  • Definition of disabled
  • The code of conduct on disability
  • Barriers, and reasonable accommodation.

Module 4 : Affirmative Action

  • Defining affirmative action in terms of the EEA,
  • How to successfully implement Affirmative action?
  • Identifying barriers in the employment environment
  • Affirmative action measures,
  • Quotas, goals and targets,
  • The analysis and consultation processes,
  • The EE Plan and how to complete and report to the DOL,
  • Defining suitably qualified employees
  • Disputes about affirmative action

Module 5 : The Employment Equity forum

  • Role, functions, challenges of the EEC - concentrating on the union shop steward and official
  • How to achieve success in the forum
  • How to change the adversarial forum into a participatory forum

Module 6 : The codes of conduct and 2014 regulations

  • Short introduction
  • The new code on HIV and equal pay for equal value
  • Fines in terms of new EEA Amendment Act 

Module 7 : General

  • General amendments to EEAA 2014
  • Income differentials
  • Protection of employee rights
  • Liability of employers
  • State contracts and labour brokers, temporary employees
  • EE and BBBEE - a synergy or conundrum
  • Case studies
  • Trouble shooting - dealing with difficult questions and situations
  • Including a comprehensive workbook, CD with regulations, documents, articles & case studies.

Module 8 : Trouble shooting

• Dealing with difficult questions and situations