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    Define Affirmative Action. Which employers are subject to Affirmative Action laws? What potential impact does Affirmative Action have on employees and the workplace?

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    In layman terms, Affirmative action may be defined as a set of guidelines or policies to promote equal opportunity for people, irrespective of their gender, caste, ethnic background or religion. Affirmative action influences recruitment and hiring, educational outreach and even health programs. It is basically aimed at encouraging organizations, institutions to become more representative or diverse of the population served by them. In other words, the aim is to discourage ...

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