reports that the Employment Equity Act (EEA) was established to achieve equity in the workplace through the elimination of unfair discrimination and the implementation of affirmative action measures.

However, the law has developed substantially since its introduction, says Hugo Pienaar, a director at law firm Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr.

“A plethora of case law has come and gone before the courts where the application of the EEA has been analysed,” he said.

Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr recently analysed some of the leading case law on point and identified ten prominent principles for employers to bear in mind when marketing new opportunities.

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