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Proactive Obligations to Promote Equality in Employment: an Introduction

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A prudent employer would adopt an equality policy showing all employees, partners and the local community that there is top-level management commitment to ensuring equality at the workplace, but there is nothing forcing him/her to do so. Indeed many employers are simply not aware of the presence of discrimination at the workplace. Some form of sanction is, however, usually available in cases where employers simply refuse to comply with their proactive obligations. This chapter examines two different types of regimes which impose proactive obligations upon employers/contractors to promote equality: (1) Statutory-based obligations imposed on employers of a specific type, and (2) Contract-based obligations imposed on contractors of a specific type entering into public procurement contracts with the government, for example contracts to supply services, goods or construction works. The positive obligations imposed on employers are referred to in the USA as affirmative action and in Canada as employment equity.

Keywords: contract-based obligations; employment; equality policy; proactive obligations; statutory-based obligations; systemic discrimination; workplace



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