Affirmative Action

What is Affirmative Action ?

‘Affirmative Action’ is the collective term used for proactive policies and practices which ensures that nobody is discriminated against while being considered for a job position based on race, gender, nationality, etc.

The term was originally used by US President John F. Kennedy in 1961 when he mentioned that the contractors should take ‘affirmative action’ against all forms of discrimination in the workplace.

Although it was implemented to remove the discrimination against the American Africans in the USA, it has evolved into a set of guidelines to make sure that every employee is treated the same with no bias.

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