The Disconnect between Management Control and Employment Equity
A designated employer is required in terms of the Employment Equity Act to create a representative workforce at each occupational category/level. An employer is held to be designated if they employ 50 or more employees. Should an employer have fewer than 50 employees, but have a total annual turnover as reflected in terms Schedule 4 of the Employment Equity Amendment Act 47 of 2013, they will be required to submit an employment equity report with the Department of Labour. Municipalities and Organs of State are also held to be designated employers. In terms of section 14, an employer can volunteer to become a designated employer. In terms of the Employment Equity Act, the designated group includes:
- Africans, Indians, Coloureds and Chinese
- women and
- persons with disabilities.