Employment quotas: the pros and cons
In an uncoordinated way, European countries are developing increasingly restrictive compulsory quota policies in order to encourage diversity in the world of work, but not without resistances. Two researchers from Liége , Annie Cornet and Christophe Cusumano (HEC/ULg) explain the policy of quotas in France and Belgium, in an article to be published in L’Encyclopédie de la Diversité: Regards Croisés (1) (Encyclopaedia of Diversity: Exchange of Views).
Some laws say nothing about the procedures to be applied in order to meet the targets and, therefore, about whether a representative of the target group must only be chosen over another candidate if they are equally qualified. Other laws place a duty on employers to recruit a person belonging to the target group regardless of their competence in order to level the playing field.
(1) L’encyclopédie de la Diversité: regards croisés (Encyclopaedia of Diversity: Exchange of Views) Jean-Marie Peretti, editor. Editions EMS