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.

7 Modules Your Compliance Training Resources Must Include

Kitaboo - Employee Training

Compliance training is usually a part of every employee’s initial training process. Compliance training resources and modules generally consist of a long list of code of conduct which includes topics such as anti-harassment, bribery, FCPA (Foreign Corrupt Practice Act), protection of company data, client interactions, usage of company property and data security, etc. Are your Compliance Training Resources Effective?

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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.

AI is not a Quick-Fix Solution for Discrimination

HRExecutive

However, the emergence of AI has sparked a fascinating and important debate: Do machines making decisions that were once made by humans reduce or even eliminate discrimination—or can they actually increase bias?

Sex discrimination lawsuits cost four employers a bundle

HR Morning

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has made it clear that its chief enforcement target is “systematic” discrimination on the part of employers. According to EEOC’s lawsuit, PMT engaged in a pattern or practice of systemic hiring discrimination when, between Jan.

Don’t blame AI for gender bias – blame the data

Workable

The reason: its resume-analyzing AI discriminated against women by penalizing their resumes. Rather, the failure could be in how the system was trained. Trial and error are what helps us learn to train machines properly.

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7 Modules Your Compliance Training Resources Must Include

Kitaboo - Employee Training

Compliance training is usually a part of every employee’s initial training process. It generally consists of a long list of code of conduct which includes topics such as anti-harassment, bribery, FCPA (Foreign Corrupt Practice Act), protection of company data, client interactions, usage of company property and data security etc. Are your Compliance Training Resources Effective? Because these training modules, once completed, are not discussed again.

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Data-driven recruiting 101: How to improve your hiring process

Workable

Traditional recruiting used to rely on luck and intuition more than data, which was time-consuming to amass and analyze. But now, with a wealth of software and analytics tools available on the market, anyone can create a data-driven recruiting process. What is data-driven recruiting?

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5 ways to fight age and gender discrimination in the workplace

Workable

On 24 January 2019, in Boston, Workable hosted a panel discussion titled Diversity in Gender & Age: The Career Challenges Faced by Women at All Ages , to talk about the specific challenges at the intersection of age and gender discrimination in the workplace.

Don’t blame AI for gender bias – blame the data

Workable

The reason: its resume-analyzing AI discriminated against women by penalizing their resumes. Rather, the failure could be in how the system was trained. Trial and error are what helps us learn to train machines properly.

Affirmative Action Planning in 2016: How Training Can Help

Berkshire Associates

With recent OFCCP updates including the new Scheduling Letter , and pending changes to compensation data collection requirements , there’s a lot to be aware of for the coming year.

5 ways to fight age and gender discrimination in the workplace

Workable

On 24 January 2019, in Boston, Workable hosted a panel discussion titled Diversity in Gender & Age: The Career Challenges Faced by Women at All Ages , to talk about the specific challenges at the intersection of age and gender discrimination in the workplace.

Is Diversity Training a Waste of Time?

HRExecutive

The authors point to volumes of past research that they say reinforce the notion that diversity efforts—mandatory diversity training sessions in particular—may be well-intentioned, but often miss the mark. discrimination diversity training

Four ways to prevent systemic discrimination in your workplace, before an EEOC charge.

The Employer Handbook

Over lunch, we discussed lots of EEOC-related stuff, including LGBT rights — PS, we’ll talk more about that in December, and you’re invited — and systemic discrimination. What is systemic discrimination? How can you avoid systemic discrimination claims?

On the Chopping Block for Hiring and Pay Discrimination

HR Daily Advisor

Yesterday we explored how the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) has been taking a hard stance on hiring and pay discrimination cases. With the additional staff, the OFCCP will provide sufficient expert support for improved data collection and analysis.

Using Data to Prevent Workplace Harassment

EverFi - HR

It is widely understood that an organization will not be successful–and certainly will not grow and thrive–without robust data on all aspects of its operations. In business, organizations routinely gather and study data about sales, production, margin, and customer satisfaction to name just a few; in higher education, metrics around admissions, graduation rates, endowment, and student satisfaction are carefully monitored. Workplace Data Sources and How to Use Them.

The Failures of Bias Training, and What You Should be Doing Instead

TrustRadius HR

Last year, Starbucks made headlines for closing over 8,000 stores to conduct anti-bias training in response to a racial bias scandal. Starbucks’s response this discrimination, mandatory training, is a common response to social injustice in the business world.

Governor Newsom Signs New 2020 Employment Laws

HRWatchdog

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.

Sensing age discrimination at work? Maybe try changing your date of birth

Steve Boese

Here in the US, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) specifically forbids workplace age discrimination against people who are age 40 and over. The law prohibits discrimination in any aspect of employment, including hiring, firing, pay, job assignments, promotions, layoff, training, benefits, and any other term or condition of employment. But despite the ADEA's intentions, we all kind of know that age discrimination still happens in workplaces.

EEOC 2017 Litigation Data Shows Nearly $400M in Settlements.

Investipro

On January 25 th , the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) released their Fiscal Year 2017 Enforcement and Litigation Data Report. The EEOC reported 695,000 complaints called in reporting discrimination of all kinds, including sexual harassment.

WIRTW #444 (the “training” edition)

Ohio Employer's Law

The workplace training video. Here’s what I read this week: Discrimination. When It Comes to Gender Equity in Workplace Activities, Shoot for Total Parity — via Employment Discrimination Report. Krebs’s Immutable Truths About Data Breaches — via Krebs on Security.

What can you say during a reference check?

Stratus

And, similar to conducting a job interview, it’s a best practice to have a standardized set of questions to avoid instances of discrimination, which will also help you fairly compare candidates. What if the reference only gives you verification of employment data?

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How to Avoid Pregnancy Discrimination in the Workplace

Insperity

Avoiding pregnancy discrimination in the workplace is a top priority for employers. And it’s also a hot-topic these days, especially with the new EEOC guidelines surrounding the Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1978. The best thing you can do to protect yourself from litigation is to train all managers or supervisors—but especially the ones who are directly overseeing employees. This could lead to a discrimination claim.

English-Only Policies Are Presumptively Unlawful Under New FEHA Regs

HR Daily Advisor

According to data from the U.S. A rogue supervisor or poorly applied policy may lead to a national origin discrimination lawsuit if left unaddressed. Discrimination Because of Accents and English Proficiency also Targeted.

Opportunities Abound for Individuals with Disabilities

Berkshire Associates

According to 2014 data from the U.S. Applicant Tracking Recruitment Process Affirmative Action Diversity HR Training Disability (IWD) Workplace DiscriminationIncreasingly, Individuals with Disabilities (IWD) are proving they belong in the American workforce.

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Are You Buying a Lawsuit with ‘Big Data’? HR Must Ask the Right Questions

HR Daily Advisor

But with the federal government eyeing “big data” as a potential area needing nondiscrimination enforcement, experts say HR must ask the right questions before buying any products or services. Despite the risks, “big data analytics work and they’re not going away,” Marko J.

Learning How to Humanize HR with Data

NCHRA

Every decision should be rooted in data. I'm not going to dispute this, but instead, argue that HR is in a unique position to use data for good. By treating these employees with respect and using data to ground their actions, Google created invaluable goodwill and loyalty.

Why Is Pregnancy Such a Touchy Subject In Employee Wellness Health Assessments?

TLNT: The Business of HR

It’s a topic employers generally avoid, since the Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1978 prohibited sex discrimination on the basis of pregnancy. Asking questions, gathering data. That program includes phone calls from specially trained nurses at least once during each trimester.

How AI Can Stop Unconscious Bias In Recruiting

TalentCulture

million to settle a racial discrimination lawsuit with the Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP). As just one high profile hiring discrimination case among many, this latest lawsuit drives home why compliance matters.

From Scrutiny to Transparency: OFCCP Pay Enforcement Uncovered

Berkshire Associates

The Scheduling Letter requires contractors to provide individual, employee-level compensation data in every review. In 2015, large scale data requests for pay factor information , along with detailed compensation manager interviews, suggests the agency’s efforts continue to intensify.

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EEOC issues 2017 enforcement plan: 6 areas it’s targeting next

HR Morning

The EEOC will focus on weeding out recruiting and hiring practices that discriminate against classes of individuals based on protected characteristics — race, ethnicity, religion, age, disability, etc. Protecting members of the LGBT community from discrimination based on sex.

What to Know about the New California Sexual Harassment Training Regulations

Zenefits

The change to the policy includes a new requirement for sexual harassment training. Read on to learn how to create a successful California sexual harassment training policy. California Sexual Harassment Training. Sexual harassment continues to become a more significant concern in the workplace , and data shows an increase in harassment reports in the past year as business owners and HR leaders have put new policies into place. Important Training Components.

Top 10 ways to curb harassment, from EEOC task force

HR Morning

This means when it comes to training, everyone must be involved — executives, managers, subordinates, customer-facing employees … everyone. One-size-fits-all training doesn’t exist. Training is most effective when it’s tailored to your organization.

Data Show New Trends in Workplace Sexual Harassment Reports

Zenefits

Some companies have stepped up harassment training efforts. Though the EEOC has long been the enforcer of employment anti-discrimination laws, the #metoo movement has brought more urgency to the issue. They developed new trainings and materials to teach people what to do if they are being harassed, and to teach employers how to prevent and respond to workplace harassment. Provide their community trainings to all EEOC staff.