Equality vs equity

IT WAS the duty of courts to determine the balance between an individual's right to equality and an employer's duty to maintain employment equity standards, the labour court heard yesterday.

IT WAS the duty of courts to determine the balance between an individual's right to equality and an employer's duty to maintain employment equity standards, the labour court heard yesterday.

Solidarity advocate John Grogan SC was arguing on behalf of police captain Renate Barnard who claimed she was overlooked for a senior police post because she is white.

The reason given was that her appointment would not be representative of employment equity goals. - Sapa

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