The term “employment equity” is coined

The term “employment equity” is coined

Announcement Date: 1984

The Royal Commission on Equality in Employment chaired by Judge Rosalie Abella coined the term “employment equity” (as opposed to the controversial term “affirmative action”). The Report recognized four social groups who were historically discriminated against in the paid labour force by rules and practices developed for white, able-bodied male workers: women, visible minorities, Natives, people with disabilities