Disparate impact issues may be the big “Gotcha”

Everyone knows about discrimination. Everyone in HR can identify cases of disparate treatment. Those are cases where someone is treated differently specifically because of a protected characteristic, such as age, sex, or disability. HR is good at making sure those cases don’t happen, or if they do they are taken care of in short order. …

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If You are Using Tests as Screening Tools BEWARE!

The Uniform Guidelines on Employee Selection Procedures was passed in 1978 and it set the standards that employers must meet when applying screening tools or tests in the process of selecting employees for hiring, promotion, training or whatever. It defined the test for adverse or disparate impact (the 80% Rule or the Four Fifths Rule) …

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