What is Barrier analysis and what does it have to do with Affirmative Action

It is an investigation of any triggers indicating that workplace procedures, policies, or practices are having a negative impact on one or more of the designated groups, with the aim towards identifying the root causes of those anomalies to empower you to address and eliminate them.

Affirmative Action measures are what designated employers identify and implement to address and eliminate those anomalies they have identified. The progress made in addressing and eliminating the triggers, are what designated employers report on in their employment equity plans.
Andrea de Jongh, Employment Lawyer and Privacy Governance Specialist. Making legal concepts accessible.