Employment Equity Employment equity is the use of hiring policies to ensure a fair representation of members of minority groups ,women, people with disabilities, aboriginal people, and others who are disadvantaged in the workplace. The employment act was introduced by the Royal commision founded by the report done by Judge Rosalie Abella in 1986 by means of providing equal opportunities.As a minority from another country I agree with the implementation of the employee act Employment equity solves a lot of problems in our society as it ensures that the is no systematic exclusion in the labor market , fairness through equal pay and it improves the reputation of organizations . One of the reasons to support Employment equity is it defeats systematic exclusion in the society. According to the star more than 1000 employees are under the employment act ,thus more of people contributing to boosting the economy through buying selling in the market. In fact systematic exclusion leads to people who may feel disadvantaged being involved in criminal activities, such as selling drugs ,prostitution and get rich quick scams , in order to earn an income. Systematic exclusion may also lead to protests that involve violence and looting of small business destroying and disruption in the community. In conclusion, proving that employment equity is the way forward is the way forward in defeating systematic exclusion. Another advantage of employment equity is it ensures there is equal pay in the workplace. According to Judge Rosalia Bella in Equality In Employment : A Royal Commission Report” equal pay of equal value is an essential element to both employment equity and contract compliance ,for one thing employees will actaccordingly to the rules and the guidelines set by their employers if there Lastly,employment equity helps organizations that practice it ,be able to improve their reputation to the public and this helps garner more sales.For instance, a company that has a disadvantaged group upon in the workplace may attract customers who want to feel represented and employees they can relate too, so they usually commit to such businesses.Through public relations a business is also able to sell an image of of diversity and acceptance to the public by hiring women,aboriginal people,minorities and other disadvantaged groups which is a less costly and effective marketing tool to attract a larger audience in the marketplace .In this current environment were with social media about and people joining in protest for equal rights , Employment equity helps a business avoid accusations of discrimination,lawsuits and risk of being blackballed or brand tarnished for lack of equal opportunities.As an example, Walmart was sued for discrimination by black truck drivers after they made a claim they were laid off at disproportionate numbers ,Walmart decided to settle for 17.5 million.Employment equality benefits both parties as a companies is able to improve their reputationHowever opponents to Employment claim that employment equity leads to reverse discrimination where many white students more qualified are turned down and employment is offered to minorities.The claim is the playing field is not level as intended by the Act, it rewards the disadvantaged but punishes white people for crimes they haven’t done while making up for past wrongs.They also feel an employee may feel discriminated in the workplace were certain accomplishments the achieve are overlooked by not getting promotions , on the other hand, given to disadvantaged employees who may have done less to deserve such rewards.As they explain ,this may lead to an uneasy environment in the workplace were employees demean and resent each other. What these people fail to understand is employment equity is not a punishment for those with certain privileges but rather . empowering those who faces certain challenges that make it easy for them to be discriminated against.There are employment equity programs in Canada designed to ensure that skills of every canadians ,privileged or disadvantaged are utilised opening up job opportunities for every canadian.There are rights legislation in government if one might feel aggrieved that protect against against any discrimination such as race ,disability and sex.Employment equity eliminates systematic exclusion ,ensures fairness and builds a company’s reputation .Those against can continue to express the voice as it is their choice but it is here to stay.