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 diversity?

Workable

The diversity definition refers to the existence of variations of different characteristics in a group of people. To better understand and define diversity, we can think about it in a social context. While the first things that come to mind when we talk about diversity are race and gender, there’s more than that. For a deeper analysis, you can refer to the breakdown of the different types of diversity. What is diversity in the workplace?

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Diversity in the Workplace - Benefits, Challenges, and Profitability

Hubert

First thing's first: What is diversity in the workplace? ? When John F Kennedy in 1961 signed what was to be known as the "Affirmative Action", he laid down a foundation that would encourage companies to build a more diverse workforce. Why is Diversity in the workplace important?

Diversity, Inclusion and The Workplace

HR Counselor's Corner

Workplace diversity is understanding, accepting, and valuing differences in people. Differences in education, as well as personalities, skill sets, experiences, is also included in the definition of diversity. Diverse companies are more likely to achieve above-average profits.

The Top 20 Diversity Titles [with Descriptions]

Ongig

Which diversity titles work best for you and your team? My team and I looked at the best practices at leading companies as well as the most popular diversity titles requested on Google (via ahrefs and Google’s Keyword Tool). Diversity vs Inclusion vs. Equity.

Supreme Court cases focus on Title VII sex discrimination expansion

Business Management Daily

On October 8 it will hear three cases that test the limits of Title VII’s sex discrimination clause. The justices will consider whether sexual orientation and transgender discrimination are illegal sex discrimination under Title VII. What is sex discrimination?

Diversity in the Workplace - Benefits, Challenges, and Profitability

Hubert

First thing's first: What is diversity in the workplace? ? When John F Kennedy in 1961 signed what was to be known as the "Affirmative Action", he laid down a foundation that would encourage companies to build a more diverse workforce. Why Is Diversity In The Workplace Important?

Addressing AI Bias: Diversity-by-Design

Analytics in HR

Out of the many themes in HR, diversity frequently gets the spotlight. Yet seeing advanced analytics or AI solutions applied to diversity is rare, especially when compared to themes like turnover and absenteeism. Diversity and AI: an inconvenient truth.

Diversity and inclusion in the workplace: Are employers doing enough?

ThoughtFarmer

If you are having trouble understanding the importance of diversity and inclusion (D&I) in the workplace, you aren’t alone. Spurred by a growing social consciousness, businesses are slowing making a more concerted effort to improve diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

EEOC Ruling on Sexual Orientation Discrimination

HR Daily Advisor

Supreme Court decision making same-sex marriage bans illegal across the country, many people have raised the question of discrimination. It may be legal for same-sex couples to marry, but it’s still also seemingly legal in many areas for businesses to discriminate based on sexual orientation.

Leadership Perspective: Are Traditional Measures of Workforce Diversity Outdated?

Inpower Coaching

Despite being the #1 recruiting trend for 2018 for businesses, and despite decades of trying to improve workforce diversity demographics in the workplace, the commercial sector has made little progress. Will this different way of thinking about diversity make our organizations better?

Ways to Improve Results of Workplace Diversity Initiatives

Get Hppy

Having strong diversity in the workplace encourages growth and introduces new experiences and perceptions. Having a diverse workforce is crucial for business, but seeing those diverse individuals move up through the ranks is just as important. Acknowledge All Kinds of Diversity.

This Employee Beat Dress Code Discrimination With Cosplay

Workology

When Dress Codes Discriminate. Unequal dress code policy enforcement is one of the less subtle ways that employment discrimination manifests, but it can be difficult to fight without very clear documentation and supporting evidence.

The Hijacking of the Words Diversity and Inclusion

TalentCulture

Have well-intentioned people destroyed the word “Diversity?” I read an interesting article the other day in The Atlantic titled A Person Can’t Be Diverse. When exactly did the word diversity become hijacked to mean everyone other than white American males?

Diversity Training in a Nutshell: Why It Fails and How to Make It Work

Rallyware for Human Resources

Starbucks, reacting to a national debate, closed 8,000 of its US coffee stores on Tuesday, 29 of May, to conduct racial bias training—a type of diversity training. . Why companies even do diversity training? But there are more reasons to implement diversity training.

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

Inpower Coaching

The lack of workforce diversity affects virtually every business. We need to figure out how to fight the kind of workplace discrimination that creates cultural uniformity in our businesses for two reasons. I did not always perceive the challenges of diversity this clearly.

The other side of diversity

Ohio Employer's Law

Workplace diversity has two sides. One side says that employers cannot discriminate against minorities. The other says that employers cannot discriminate against non-minorities in favor of minorities. Some people call this r everse discrimination.

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. Personality and Thought Diversity.

India: Developments Affecting Diversity in the Workplace

Global People Strategist

When it comes to inclusivity and diversity within the workplace, companies operating in India now have to face and adhere to four major recent developments in the country’s employment law.

Gender Identity and Discrimination: Not So Clear Under the Law

HR Daily Advisor

In today’s Advisor , we’ll hear from Joan Farrell, JD, senior legal editor, on the tricky laws involving gender identity and sexual orientation discrimination. Examples of Discrimination or Harassment. By Joan Farrell, JD, Senior Legal Editor at BLR ®.

New study redefines workplace diversity. It no longer means what you think.

SuccessFactors

By Susan Galer, Communications Director, SAP Global Communications (Originally posted on the SAP Community Network) Top performing companies have long recognized that diversity is good for business. But a just released report from The Economist Intelligence Unit finds that a new definition of workforce diversity is emerging. It’s no longer just about avoiding race, ethnicity, and gender discrimination, or […].

Microsoft May Not Have a Toxic Workplace (but It’s Definitely Not Healthy)

Evil HR Lady

Microsoft spends around $55 million dollars per year on diversity and inclusion effort s, but that hasn’t stopped complaints of gender discrimination and sexual harassment. These show that out of the 8000 similarly situated women, 238 complaints of gender discrimination and harassment had been filed between 2010 and 2016. Interestingly, 118 of those were gender discrimination claims and the company only considered one to be based in fact.

Retain Your Diverse Workforce with a Three-Pronged Approach

Oracle HCM - Modern HR in the Cloud

Diversity no longer means having a few representative people who look different from the majority of your workforce. Diversity today is a key driver of organizational financial performance, and we need to consider diversity of markets, customers, ideas, and talent.

AI Hiring: Bias in the Code

HR Examiner

Unless there is a definitive effort to continue to introduce variability into the system, the model will discover and eradicate the variability.

Older Professionals Often Face Discrimination at Work — Here's Why Your Company Should Change That

Linkedin Talent Blog

Six out of 10 older workers have experienced or witnessed age discrimination at work, says a 2018 report by the U.S. said they believe that age discrimination in tech starts when workers are between 36 and 40. Diversity

Uncoded Bias in AI Hiring

HR Examiner

Unless there is a definitive effort to continue to introduce variability into the system, the model will discover and eradicate the variability. “Allowing machines to participate in and perhaps even dictate decisions in Human Resources raises a host of ethical considerations.

How Can I Prevent Ageism in the Workplace?

Professional Alternatives

As a leading staffing agency, we understand that ageism in the workplace diversity is a frequent topic of discussion in the HR industry. However, this does not preclude age discrimination, either in hiring or in any other aspect of employment.

What is EEO?

Workable

The basic EEO definition (or equal employment opportunity) is the idea that everyone should be treated fairly when they’re considered for various employment decisions (including hiring, promotion, termination, compensation, etc.). There are also the intangible costs associated with having a uniform instead of diverse workforce; you’re missing out on the benefits of different perspectives and approaches to the work at hand.

15 steps you can take to build a more diverse workforce.

LifeSpeak

There’s no two ways about it — diversity is good. Not only is hiring for diversity the right thing to do from a societal perspective, but it has several economic benefits as well. A McKinsey study also revealed that diverse organizations earn 35% better results than those that are more homogeneous. While workplaces are definitely improving, a lot of ingrained ignorance remains to be undone. The more diverse your panel, the better.

How to Grow a Diverse and Inclusive Team with Evidence-Based Performance Management

7geese

Libby Stewart: Welcome all to our discussion today around How to Grow Diverse and Inclusive Teams with Evidence Based Performance Management. I’m really excited for the discussion today, I feel that diversity and inclusion is such a wicked and complex problem.

Disability Etiquette: Tips for Interacting with Individuals with Disabilities

Berkshire Associates

Taking this definition into account, it is no surprise IWD make up the largest minority group in the country. Affirmative Action Diversity HR Training Disability (IWD) Employer Branding Workplace Discrimination

DOJ reverses course on Title VII protections for transgender persons

HR Daily Advisor

Justice Department’s (DOJ) new stance that transgender employees aren’t protected from discrimination under federal law. Title VII’s prohibition on sex discrimination. The memo says nothing about sexual orientation discrimination. by Angela N. Johnson.

A Brief History of Diversity in the Workplace [Infographic]

Brazen HR

The history of diversity in the workplace is by definition the story of how the concept of inclusion finally worked its way into our national narrative. Take a look back at the history of #diversity in the workplace with this infographic!

KY Court: Atheism Is a Protected Class, but Sexual Orientation Isn’t

HR Daily Advisor

Even though atheism is, by definition, the lack of religion, it’s protected under Title VII’s prohibition on discrimination based on religion. Diversity Insight Sexual Orientation Discrimination

How to Have More Inclusive Conversations

Reflektive

Workplace discrimination remains a serious problem for many companies, especially those struggling to increase diversity. A workplace that’s perceived as hostile to minorities has to contend with multiple issues, including the possibility of litigation under anti-discrimination laws. A non-inclusive environment increases employee turnover and makes it difficult to attract and retain top talent from an increasingly diverse workforce. Workplace Diversity