Human Resources Legislative Update
Federal Ministry of Labour Launches Task Force to Review Employment Equity Act
Date: July 21, 2021
On July 14, 2021, the federal Minister of Labour announced that it has launched a Task Force with the purpose of “making concrete, independent and evidence-based recommendations to the Minister of Labour on how to modernize” the Employment Equity Act (Act).
The Task Force is looking into issues surrounding employment equity and inclusion in federally regulated workplaces. It will conduct an extensive review of the Act prior to making recommendations to the Minister of Labour on potential changes to the Act.
As part of its initiative, the Task Force will be consulting with stakeholders, communities and Canadians. Stakeholders are invited to submit comments to the Task Force over the next few months.
Should you wish to share your views on the Act with the Task Force and require assistance, please contact your regular Hicks Morley lawyer.
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