Employment Equity Legislation
When it comes to the GWC Valves International company, it is important for them to look into employment equity legislation in order to have proactive programs developed to remedy the past discrimination or prevent future discrimination. There have been many studies and it has showed that there are always four identifiable groups that get targeted for discrimination and these include women, aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities and visible minorities. These four groups of individuals have always gotten a lower pay on average, occupational segregation, higher rates of unemployment, underemployment and concentration in low-status jobs with low potential for a career growth. There is a concept called glass ceiling which is an individual barrier caused by an organizational bias that limits the advancement for these four groups in any given career.
Due to this being said, that is why there is in place the employment equity program, which is there to ensure that a balanced representation of designated group members in the organization. It is important for current employees to get used to working with various people who come from different backgrounds, cultures, religions, and so on and this is something that becomes
Occupational segregation is the existence of certain occupations that have traditionally been make dominated an others that have been female dominated. When it comes to Canadian women in business, there is on average a 5.7% of women who are CEO’s and Heads, 6.9% are Top Earners, 14.5% are Board Directors, 18.1% are Senior Officers, 36.6% are Management Occupations and the rest is 47.5% which are in the Canadian Labor Force. In any organization, embracing employee equity or diversity is important since it allows the organization to be more effective overall and can transform an organizational culture. When it comes to diversity initiatives, it should be taken on slowly since the change process can be complex but this is something every organization must do if they already haven’t since employment equity is what counts in the end.