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Employment Equity Act, 1998 (Act No. 55 of 1998)

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Preparation, Implementation and Monitoring of the Employment Equity Plan (EE Plan)

6. Process for Constructing Plan

6.1.3 Conducting an Analysis (contained in EEA12 of regulations) The purpose of the analysis is


(a) To determine the extent of under-representation of employees, i.e. both permanent and temporary3 workers, from the designated groups in the different occupational levels of the employer’s workforce in terms of race, gender and disability.
(b) To assess all employment policies, procedures and practices, and the working environment in order to—
(i) Identify any barriers that may contribute to the under-representation or under-utilization of employees from the designated groups;
(ii) Identify any barriers or factors that may contribute to the lack of Affirmation of diversity in the workplace;
(iii) Identify other employment conditions that may adversely affect designated groups; and
(iv) Identify practices or factors that positively promote employment equity and diversity in the workplace, including reasonable accommodation.



3 Section 57 of the Act states: