How to tell the difference between an Employment Equity Plan and an Employment Equity Report

A designated employer may choose to have an employment equity plan of not less than a year or for more than five years. The plan must outline the steps an employer will take to eliminate practices that constitute unfair discrimination and to remove employment barriers, as well as to achieve equitable representation of employees from designated groups by means of affirmative action measures.

Designated employers must report to the Department of Labour on the implementation of the plan in order for the department to monitor their compliance with its EE plan. And this, is the designated employer’s EE Report.

You keep your EE plan at your workplace, you send a copy of your EE report showing your progress made towards equity to the DOL.
Andrea de Jongh, Employment Lawyer and Privacy Governance Specialist. Making legal concepts accessible.