Legal Issues in AI: Bias and Discrimination

HR Examiner

Bias and discrimination are often used interchangeably. But this example is a research question, not discrimination. Discrimination is a legal term that means making an employment decision that adversely affects an individual or group in a protected class.

What is GINA? The federal discrimination law you need to know.

Business Management Daily

GINA, or the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act, outlaws genetic discrimination. GINA bars employers from discriminating against or harassing employees based on their genetic information. GINA definition. It prohibits genetic information employment discrimination.

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7 HR Data Sets for People Analytics

Analytics in HR

HR data sets are rare finds. In this article, I will list the 7 best HR data sets available online. In addition to the data set, I will also list the challenges in the data. This can be a potential analysis or something to look out for in the data.

7 HR Data Sets for People Analytics

Analytics in HR

HR data sets are rare finds. In this article, I will list the 7 best HR data sets available online. In addition to the data set, I will also list the challenges in the data. This can be a potential analysis or something to look out for in the data.

Confessions of a Reluctant Feminist: My Role In Perpetuating Workplace Discrimination

Inpower Coaching

We need to figure out how to fight the kind of workplace discrimination that creates cultural uniformity in our businesses for two reasons. We have to learn to see discrimination and speak about it in very specific ways to keep from perpetuating it.

Uncoded Bias in AI Hiring

HR Examiner

Small hints of social class unmeasured in the core data can prompt a skew within a given category. So, while it is true that a machine can do a better job at relentlessly sticking to a narrow script, it cannot see or understand things that are not in the data.

Sieving Through the EEOC’s Data


Equal Employment Opportunity Commission released its breakdown of workplace-discrimination charges that the agency received in fiscal year 2015 (Oct. Yesterday, the U.S.

Cleveland and Kiva team up, SBO optimism is down, and EEOC scraps pay data rule


Plus: EEOC changes data collection rule — again. EEOC pay data collection rule cancelled (for now). Equal Employment Opportunity Commission announced that it is suspending the Component 2 pay data collection requirement.

Governor Newsom Signs New 2020 Employment Laws


Employee Data Exempt from CCPA … For Now: The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), passed in 2018, changed the rules for consumer data collection, allowing consumers to know about, and have deleted, data that businesses collected about them, among other things.

Is obesity a disability under ADA?

Business Management Daily

Final note: Some workers are protected from obesity discrimination; more may soon be. Michigan has banned obesity discrimination in employment since 1977. Weight discrimination is unlawful in San Francisco; Santa Fe, N.M.; Discrimination and Harassment Employment Law

Data Show New Trends in Workplace Sexual Harassment Reports


Though the EEOC has long been the enforcer of employment anti-discrimination laws, the #metoo movement has brought more urgency to the issue. Include a detailed policy in your employee handbook that includes the definition of workplace sexual harassment and makes clear that you will not tolerate it in your organization. The post Data Show New Trends in Workplace Sexual Harassment Reports appeared first on Zenefits Blog.

Religion v. Law

HR Examiner

The government is only involved in the legal aspects that include licensing (the original data collection device), taxes, rights to property and to act on each other’s behalf, and what happens when one partner dies. Whether law or religion wins depends on the issue, the time, and the court.

EEOC Outlook for 2018: What Should Employers Expect from the Agency?

HR Daily Advisor

During their confirmation hearings, neither Dhillon nor Gade would commit to whether the law does or should protect LGBT individuals from discrimination and harassment. EEO-1 Pay Data Collection. So it’s likely that some pay data will be added to the EEO-1.

Predictive Analytics in HR: Our Crystal Ball Says …


Let’s explore some of the potential risks: Manager Mayhem : HR will go overboard with the data they have and lose great employees by giving managers individual turnover risk metrics. In this approach, correlations are sought for any and all data points. Analytics Big DataPart IV.

Extreme Pay Transparency

Compensation Cafe

This is a difficult question that is further complicated by a fluid definition of "transparency". To some, transparency means full disclosure of personally identifiable raw naked data. On the other hand, some are arguing that this kind of radical transparency is the only way to identify - and eliminate - pay discrimination. I'm reminded of Lilly Ledbetter , who learned that she was suffering from pay discrimination through an anonymous note left in her work locker.

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Addressing AI Bias: Diversity-by-Design

Analytics in HR

is tricky: the very insights to counter discrimination might also be used to discriminate. And while analytics could provide new insights for more targeted action, the required data often sits squarely in the no-go zones of privacy and ethics. Historical data.

6 top tips for preventing ageism in the workplace


The Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) protects individuals 40 and over from discrimination in any decision made during the full cycle of employment – including everything from hiring, termination, pay, job duties and beyond. Fifty years after its enactment, one in four discrimination claims are still related to ageism, according to the EEOC. Follow these tips to help prevent age discrimination in your organization.

Horrible workplaces: The signs of a hostile work environment and what to do


Hostile work environment definition. There are a number of questions that arise based on this hostile work environment definition, such as: What kind of conduct is ‘unwelcome’? Discrimination of any kind.

Cultural Change: An Update on Workforce Diversity

Inpower Coaching

As I’ve begun to explore the interpersonal dynamics of workplace discrimination more closely, I have gone back to update my own understanding of workforce diversity data and what it tells us about the the demographic makeup of the modern workforce.

Maintaining Recruiting Compliance


In fiscal year 2019 (ending September 30), the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recovered more than $486 million for victims of workplace discrimination. Discrimination during the recruiting process is often due to improper training or lax policies.

The Dos and Don’ts of Creating a Code of Ethics in the Workplace


Anti-discrimination, anti-harassment, and equal opportunity programs. Conversely, there are definite areas to avoid when compiling a corporate code of ethics. This sensitive data requires that maximum security protocols are in place and that your information is protected at all times.

Artificial Intelligence In A New Decade


Verdict: It's here, it's kind of usable and definitely a time saver, but using it comes with a big caveat. Make sure human eyes review the work an AI hiring tool produces to ensure you're not accidentally discriminating against anyone.

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Fear of Retaliation in the Workplace: Assuaging Employees

EverFi - HR

According to data from the EEOC, retaliation is the most frequently filed charge of job discrimination nationwide. Data from the fiscal year 2018, in fact, shows that retaliation claims are significantly higher than any other type of claim. Communicating with a supervisor or manager about employment discrimination, including harassment. Refusing to follow orders that would result in discrimination.

EEO: Everything you need to know to be an equal opportunity employer


Employers are prohibited from discriminating against existing or potential employees based on protected characteristics, including: Race / color. It’s also illegal to discriminate against people who have complained about discrimination.

HR’s 2018 year in review part one


These cases focused on workers’ rights, contracts and the definition of these firms’ business models. General Data Protection Regulation. On Friday 25 May, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into effect, clarifying how companies collect and manage personal data.

Cape Town: Employment Equity Compliance Certificate Now Valid For 12 Months

Global People Strategist

Simply defined, employment equity (EE) is the use of hiring policies that encourage fair representation of members of minority groups, women, or other people who suffer discrimination. The Act seeks to eliminate unfair discrimination and to promote the use of affirmative action measures.

Another SMD Prediction Validated: Bad Analytics Leads to Bad Business


in SHRM titled “ The Promise and Peril of Big Data ,” and it confirms our fear that bad analytics can lead to bad business. “If Among the most pressing concerns inherent in relying on big data is that improperly used HR analytics can result in employment discrimination,” said Milam-Perez.

Top 5 Trending HR analytics Articles of October 2018

Analytics in HR

Here at Analytics in HR, we’re definitely noticing the weather changes. Clean data? In his article, he focuses on the idea that HR professionals shouldn’t put the data first, but instead, they should concentrate on asking the right questions.

Horrible workplaces: The signs of a hostile work environment and what to do about it


Hostile work environment definition. There are a number of questions that arise based on this hostile work environment definition, such as: What kind of conduct is ‘unwelcome’? Discrimination of any kind.

The ClearCompany Authoritative Guide to HR Technology Terms

ClearCompany HRM

Why it’s important: Having all your HR data in one place can help with payroll, employee records and even help protect your company when it comes to overtime protections for your workers. In layman’s terms: In most of our world’s CSVs are used to export and input employee or candidate data.

ADA: When Is a Transfer a Reasonable Accommodation?

HR Daily Advisor

151B is the state statute that prohibits discrimination based on disability, and the interpretation of that statute sometimes differs from the federal Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). However, she maintained that the ADA entitled her to a transfer to a position maintaining NIBRS data.

401(k) Census – A Short Overview On What It Is And Why It Matters


Your provider uses the information for annual non-discrimination testing. That’s because comparing how benefits are distributed between HCEs and Non-Highly Compensated Employees (NHCEs) is the crux of non-discrimination testing. Census data may also be used to track vesting.

This is How to Create an Effective Employee Handbook

Get Hppy

Anti-Discrimination Policies. This means that they almost definitely spend their lives online. Use This Opportunity to Gather Helpful Data. Combining these tips, when creating the guide to working for your company, will definitely contribute to employee engagement.

The Dilemma of Predictive Analytics for HR

OmegaHR Solutions

I pointed this out in a post I did for Blogging4Jobs called The Compliance Downside of Big Data. Davenport says “Such non-quants should definitely read this book, because there is little doubt that their behavior will be analyzed and predicted throughout their lives.

13 Employee Engagement Trends for 2020

Vantage Circle

The data is also helping managers in understanding the drivers of employee productivity. REDEFINING "HUMAN" IN HR: Technology will definitely become a bigger part of the picture in building an engaged workforce.