Why do we need employment equity?
From the Employment Equity Act of 1995, Canada.
The purpose of this Act is to achieve equality in the workplace so that no person shall be denied employment opportunities or benefits for reasons unrelated to ability and, in the fulfilment of that goal, to correct the conditions of disadvantage in employment experienced by women, aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities by giving effect to the principle that employment equity means more than treating persons in the same way but also requires special measures and the accommodation of differences.
Here’s the rest of it.
Basically we need employment equity because many people will deny others the right to work based on things like race, and sex, which is unfair of them.