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The EE Act & Fines


Purpose of the EE Act  :

To achieve equity in the workplace by:

Promoting equal opportunity and fair treatment in employment through the elimination of unfair discrimination and by
implementing affirmative action measures to redress the disadvantages in employment experienced by designated groups, to ensure their equitable representation in the workplace.

Can An Employer Avoid or Evade Compliance with the EE Act By Saying :

  • The EE Act does not apply to me ...
  • I do not have a budget to comply...
  • If I am caught I will say I did not know...
  • The Department of Labour do not have the resources to catch me...
NO !!!

Employers should be aware that :

The Department of Labour has upgraded its resources and is hot on the trail of defaulters and will impose large fines.

Ignorance of the Law is not an excuse.

The excuse (for non-compliance) that the employer did not know how to implement EE has been invalidated by the
Code of Good Practice on the Integration of Employment Equity into HR Policy and Practice , Government Gazette No 27866, August 4 2005. 

Employers are advised that the fact that the legislators have taken the time and trouble to develop this 43-page
code makes it clear that they are deadly serious about the implementation of EE.

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Fines








When Interpreting the EE Act, any relevant Code of Good Practice MUST be taken into account  :  Section 53(5) of the EE Act as amended.

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 Legal

Many employers find it difficult to keep up with the ever-changing Labour Laws in South Africa and therefore EE Consult has an
experienced team who will assist employers to comply with the provisions of the Employment Equity Act 1998 , Employment
Equity Regulations and The Codes of Good Practices as required by the Department of Labour.


































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