n Without Prejudice - Affirmative action back in the spotlight : employment law
|Article Title||Affirmative action back in the spotlight : employment law|
|© Publisher:||JetBlue Publishers (Pty) Ltd|
|Publication Date||Jan 2014|
|Pages||33 - 34|
The role of affirmative action and the rational implementation of an employment equity plan (EEP) has, once again, come into the spotlight and may soon be argued before the Constitutional Court. Recently, the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) judgement of Solidarity obo Barnard v SAPS expressed frustration with the manner in which the case was litigated by the employer, the South African Police Service (SAPS). The SCA overruled the the Labour Appeal Court and ordered that Barnard receive monetary compensation for the unfair discrimination she suffered when she was not appointed to the role of superintendent. The SAPS has referred the matter for appeal to the Constitutional Court.
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