Discrimination and Employment Equity in Canada Term Paper by Master Researcher

Discrimination and Employment Equity in Canada
Presents an historical overview of employment and labor equity in Canada.
# 39122 | 2,150 words | 7 sources | MLA | 2002 | US


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This paper examines the history of employment equity. It looks at the essence of employment equity as well as the arguments for and against employment equity. The paper discusses the ways to improve the present system and shows how the debate surrounding the topic of employment equity is not likely to be resolved easily in the foreseeable future.

Outline:
Introduction
The Historical Roots of Employment Equity
The Essence of Employment Equity
The Argument Against Employment Equity
The Argument For Employment Equity
Ways to Improve the Present System
Conclusion

From the Paper:

"At first glance, the notion of employment equity is something that generally receives a positive reaction within society. This is associated with a belief or understanding that people should be offered the same chances for employment when they possess the same skills, knowledge, talent and experience, and that discrimination is something that is not acceptable. But within Canadian labour markets, the fact remains that significant differences between certain groups persist. The most prominent example of this, which has largely been the impetus behind employment equity legislation, involves the differences between men and women. In effect, chances for employment as well as the pay that is received differs significantly between men and women, and many feel that if these differences can be eliminated, then other aspects of discrimination based on race, colour or creed can be eliminated. The end result, of course, has been the creation of employment equity legislation as well as programs intended to bring about equality in the workplace.
"An examination of the historical roots of employment equity legislation reveals that a substantial amount of evidence exists to prove the existence of a two-tiered labour market within Canada. As mentioned above, this has largely focused on male/female differences as well as the changing role of women in the Canadian labour market. In general, the changing role of women within the Canadian labour force can be isolated to two major developments. First, there has been a significant increase in female participation in the labour force during the post-war years. Second, women have been "...confined to 'pink-collar' jobs, while men continue to predominate in the better-paid manufacturing jobs..." (Milkman, 1987, p. 1)."

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