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.

Workplace lactation discrimination laws are expanding: Stay compliant

HR Morning

A recent lactation discrimination case in Delaware resulted in a $1 million jury award to a mother who sued when harassment from co-workers and supervisors caused her to stop pumping breast milk and subsequently lose her supply. . Research shows continued discrimination in the workplace.

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Age Discrimination is Affecting Company Culture

Kazoo

Age Discrimination in the Workplace. We recently spoke about discrimination against women in the workplace, but unfortunately, gender bias isn’t the only prejudice found in companies across the nation. Age Discrimination in Employment Act.

OFCCP Resolves Hiring Discrimination Claims Against Compass Group USA, Inc.

Berkshire Associates

Office of Federal Contract Compliance (OFCCP) recently entered into a conciliation agreement with Compass Group USA to settle allegations that the foodservice and support services company discriminated against African American applicants for Service Worker positions at its Mobile, AL facility.

The Amazon Example: Can AI Discriminate?

HR Daily Advisor

All too often, we risk re-creating past discrimination, even when we try not to. How AI May Discriminate in Recruiting: The Amazon Example. The post The Amazon Example: Can AI Discriminate? Hiring & Recruiting AI discrimination recruiting

EEOC issues new discrimination guidance: 11 things you must know

HR Morning

The new guidance covers national origin discrimination, and it has replaced the EEOC’s 2002 compliance manual section on that topic. Of course, employers already know they can’t discriminate against individuals on the basis of their national origin.

Isn’t Reverse Discrimination Actually Just Discrimination?

Investipro

On December 15, 2016, The California Court of Appeal ruled to reverse a sexual orientation discrimination claim, allowing the case to now proceed to trial. As such, isn’t this discrimination and not what is continually being referred to as reverse discrimination?

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?

EEOC sends a message about age discrimination

OmegaHR Solutions

As we close in on the 50 th anniversary of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) the EEOC announced the settlement of a long-lived age discrimination suit against Texas Roadhouse. How many were discriminated against? What caused this discrimination?

Tackling age discrimination in the workplace

Workable

Can these different age groups work together in harmony or is there a certain age discrimination that hinders collaboration and productivity? In fact, age discrimination in the workplace takes on many shapes and forms. How can HR fight age discrimination?

How Age Discrimination in the Workplace Affects Company Culture

Kazoo

Age Discrimination in the Workplace. We recently spoke about discrimination against women in the workplace, but unfortunately, gender bias isn’t the only prejudice found in companies across the nation. Age Discrimination in Employment Act. Age Discrimination in Firing.

Texas House establishes anti-harassment work group

Business Management Daily

The post Texas House establishes anti-harassment work group appeared first on Business Management Daily. Discrimination and Harassment Human ResourcesA bipartisan team of 10 legislators will continue the Texas House of Representatives’ battle against sexual harassment within the halls of the Texas Capitol.

Avoiding Age Discrimination in the Recruiting Process

HR Daily Advisor

Age discrimination often happens inadvertently. Yet, age discrimination—both intentional and unintentional—still happens frequently during the recruiting process. What can a hiring company do to reduce the amount of age discrimination that may occur at any point along the way?

Digital Discrimination: Targeted Ads Don’t Reach All Potential Applicants

HR Daily Advisor

“Help Wanted” ads have evolved significantly since the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) was first enacted in 1967—from classified ads in the local newspaper, to listings on company websites and online jobs sites like ZipRecruiter.com and Indeed.com.

Fastenal and OFCCP Resolve Hiring Discrimination Claims

Berkshire Associates

Fastenal has entered into a conciliation agreement with the OFCCP to settle allegations of hiring discrimination at its Denton, Texas facility. According to the conciliation agreement, OFCCP alleges that between November 6, 2012 – November 6, 2014, Fastenal discriminated against female, Black, and Hispanic applicants in the hiring process for its 8B Part-Time Laborer Job Group. Recruitment Process Workplace Discrimination Sex Discrimination Gender Discrimination

Business Group Says New EEO-1 is ‘Useless’

HR Daily Advisor

Compensation data that employers may have to provide the federal government next year will not help combat pay discrimination as intended, according to the nation’s largest business group. The post Business Group Says New EEO-1 is ‘Useless’ appeared first on HR Daily Advisor.

What? Google sued for discriminating against white, conservative men

HR Morning

But now, a lawsuit claims the tech giant is actually discriminating against an unexpected group of workers. Filed by two ex-employees, a new lawsuit claims that Google actually discriminates against white, male conservative employees.

Tackling age discrimination in the workplace

Workable

Can these different age groups work together in harmony or is there a certain age discrimination that hinders collaboration and productivity? In fact, age discrimination in the workplace takes on many shapes and forms. How can HR fight age discrimination?

Age Discrimination in the Workplace

Paycor

If so, your company could be headed to the courtroom to defend itself against an age discrimination lawsuit. The ADEA was a positive step to protect workers’ rights, but age discrimination (whether intentional or unintentional) is still happening in every industry and job sector today.

11 reasons to pay attention to EEOC’s new discrimination guidance

HR Morning

The EEOC’s latest proposed guidance covers a topic a lot of employers probably think they already know well: national origin discrimination. ” Translation, the feds are going to be vigilantly looking for employers who discriminate against people in those classes.

Unemployment Discrimination Rears Head Again

HRExecutive

With the economy slowly, but surely making its way back (at least for now), cases involving unemployment discrimination have taken a back seat to recruiting and talent management, as stories go. discrimination hiring HR profession legal issues legislative

In ‘Landmark’ Ruling, Court Says Sexual Orientation Discrimination is Illegal

HR Daily Advisor

Federal nondiscrimination law prohibits employers from discriminating against employees on the basis of their sexual orientation, a federal appeals court ruled for the first time on April 4. Sexual orientation discrimination is, in fact, sex discrimination, according to the majority.

OFCCP Settles Steering and Compensation Discrimination Claim with Alabama Contractor

Berkshire Associates

The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) continues to demonstrate its focus on steering and compensation discrimination by entering into a conciliation agreement with Vulcan Information Packaging (Vulcan) facility located in Vincent, AL.

Hair discrimination; not a thing

Ohio Employer's Law

Or, more to the point, can an employer run afoul of discrimination laws by making an employment decision based on one’s hairstyle? He claimed sex discrimination, based on a policy that required men, but not women, to maintain short hair. Give me a head with hair, long beautiful hair.

UPS Settles EEOC Religious Discrimination Lawsuit for $4.9 Million

HR Digest

million over claims that it discriminated against male workers and job applicants who wore beards or long hair because of their religion. The policy unfairly discriminated against Orthodox Christians, Orthodox Jews, Rastafarians, Nazarites, Muslims, Sikhs, Israelites, and other religious groups, preventing them from advancing in the company or being provided equal opportunity for employment. The post UPS Settles EEOC Religious Discrimination Lawsuit for $4.9

Should Your Pay Plan Discriminate?

Compensation Cafe

The word "discrimination" carries with it a multitude of negative connotations and is generally viewed as an unacceptable practice. Any organization that espouses a pay-for-performance approach to rewards already announces that they will discriminate in favor of higher performing employees.

Court ruling may change how we look at age discrimination

OmegaHR Solutions

There may be a different way to view age discrimination. In my experience people who are not in HR are often surprised to find out that the age limit in age discrimination is 40 years of age. Age discrimination age discrimination discrimination disparate impact EEOC ADEA

Allies Of Women And Minority Groups In The Workforce

Everwise

Not only do women generally make just 79 cents to every dollar paid to their male counterparts, but women belonging to minority groups make even less. Discrimination and unconscious bias continue to affect women’s wages, despite equal pay being required by law.

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Social media, discrimination and the royal family

cipHR

The claimant, Angela Gibbons, brought claims of unfair dismissal, wrongful dismissal and belief discrimination following her dismissal. She brought claims of direct and indirect belief discrimination. Her claim for indirect discrimination also failed.

How to Avoid Discrimination when Promoting Employees

Insperity

Promotions, which fall under the heading of terms and conditions of employment, are covered by federal and state employment and non-discrimination laws. Discrimination lawsuits related to promotions are most common when there is no standard promotion policy or it is inconsistent or not well documented. Safeguards against adverse impact on protected groups. The post How to Avoid Discrimination when Promoting Employees appeared first on Insperity

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?

What is National Origin Discrimination?

HR Daily Advisor

According to Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, national origin discrimination includes any discrimination based on the person’s place of birth, cultural heritage, accent, or native language. For Employers: Avoiding National Origin Discrimination.

Price tag for training policy that led to sex discrimination in hiring: $3.1 million

HR Morning

A new lesson in hiring from the EEOC: You can’t get away with discriminating against a specific group of applicants by improperly structuring your training program. .

Groups Planning May 1 General Strike: Are You Prepared?

HR Daily Advisor

For May 1, which is both International Workers’ Day and May Day, several groups have now officially called for a general strike. The post Groups Planning May 1 General Strike: Are You Prepared?

Advocacy Groups Challenge Trump’s 2-for-1 Regulation Requirement

HR Daily Advisor

Three liberal advocacy groups have filed a lawsuit alleging that President Trump’s 2-for-1 regulation mandate violates the Constitution and directs agencies to violate federal law. The post Advocacy Groups Challenge Trump’s 2-for-1 Regulation Requirement appeared first on HR Daily Advisor.

Tennessee Federal Court Finds Title VII Doesn’t Prohibit Sexual Orientation Discrimination

HR Daily Advisor

As we’ve discussed in previous articles, federal courts across the country are struggling with whether Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits employment discrimination based on someone’s sexual orientation.

EEOC Issues Enforcement Guidance On National Origin Discrimination

HR Daily Advisor

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s (EEOC’s) recently released enforcement guidance on national origin discrimination covers issues related to employment decisions, harassment, and language issues. Employment Law discrimination employees employer recruitment