an American legal regulation which mandates an order to push for unwavering and alike opportunities by making it so that companies with work agreements with national organizations will have to create and enter unto the government, their proposed plans for recruiting employees, schooling them on how to do their job, and urging people from less-than-advantageous backgrounds, such as minorities, females, and disabled persons, to document their achievements as they pursue their objectives. Some strongly oppose the policy and have challenged it, but it had been upheld thus far.

AFFIRMATIVE ACTION: "Scott suspected he didn't get the job, even when more than qualified, because of affirmative action policies which mandated that the company hire a certain number of minorities that year, a category he didn't fit into."
Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "AFFIRMATIVE ACTION," in, April 7, 2013, (accessed June 25, 2022).


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