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Affirmative Action: Policy and Program

Affirmative action refers to a policy or a program that tries to respond to instances of past discrimination by implementing proactive measures to ensure equal opportunity today. Assess and explain the three ways through which affirmative action can arise within a workplace.

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1. Affirmative action refers to a policy or a program that tries to respond to instances of past discrimination by implementing proactive measures to ensure equal opportunity today. Assess and explain the three ways through which affirmative action can arise within a workplace.

The three ways affirmative actions arise include:

(1) Through Executive order 11246
(2) Judicially as a remedy for a finding of discrimination under Title VII
(3) Voluntary affirmative action (Bennet-Alexander & Hartman, 2009).

(1) Through Executive Order 11246

Statutory Basis: "The Contractor will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. The contractor will take affirmative action to ensure that applicants are employed, and that employees are treated during employment, without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. Such action shall include, but not be limited to, the following: employment, upgrading, demotion, or transfer; recruitment or recruitment advertising; layoff or ...

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Affirmative action refers to a policy or a program that tries to respond to instances of past discrimination by implementing proactive measures to ensure equal opportunity today. This solution assesses and explains the three ways through which affirmative action can arise within a workplace.

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