Employment Equity Act

This one-day course will enable you to develop an understanding of the purpose and provisions of the Employment Equity Act and thereby assist you to avoid potentially costly mistakes in terms of discrimination against current employees and/or job applicants.


  1. Context and purpose of the EEA
  2. Application of the EEA
  3. Prohibition of unfair discrimination
    • What is unfair discrimination?
    • Grounds for fair discrimination
    • Equal pay for work of equal value
    • Medical testing
    • Psychometric testing
    • Resolving disputes concerning alleged unfair discrimination 
  4. Affirmative Action
    • Designated employers and the designated group
    • Duties of a designated employer
    • Affirmative action measures
    • Employment Equity Plan
    • Reporting
    • Income differentials
  5. Monitoring and enforcement of the EEA

This course is accredited by the South African Board for People Practices (SABPP) and is aligned to unit standard 13952 Demonstrate a Basic Understanding of the Primary Labour Legislation that Impacts on a Business Unit (NQF occupational qualification level 4, 10 credits).

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