Employment Equity

If your organisation is a Designated Employer in terms of the Employment Equity Act you must have an Employment Equity Plan for your organisation and you have to submit an Employment Equity Report to the Department of Labour.

The Employment Equity Act has stipulated significant penalties for organisations that do not comply with these requirements with the first fine starting at R500,000.

The development of the Employment Equity Plan has to be a consultative process with all stakeholders in your organisation represented.

PeopleWise can help you with this process by providing the following services:

1. Development of the Employment Equity Plan

  • Run Employment Equity Training workshops for all staff.
  • Facilitate the election and selection of Employment Equity Committee members.
  • Train the elected Committee as to their roles and responsibilities.
  • Chair the Employment Equity Committee.
  • Provide guidance in regard to identifying any discrimination in the organisation’s practices or policies and procedures.
  • Provide guidance in regard to setting affirmative action targets and methods to achieving these targets.
  • Develop the Employment Equity Plan.
  • Facilitate meetings between Management and the Committee.
  • Distribute the Employment Equity Plan to all staff members.

2. Submission of the Employment Equity Report to the Department of Labour

  • Compile and submit the annual or bi-annual Employment Equity Reports to the Department of Labour.

3. Ongoing consultation on Employment Equity matters.