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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Age Discrimination Alert: EEOC Ups the Ante on ADEA by Issuing RFOA Final Ruling

I am sure you are wondering what the heck this title is all about with all the acronyms, and you may be tempted to pass this post by in your daily reading. That would not be a good idea. RFOA is an acronym you need to know and the EEOC confirmed that on March 30th …

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The ADA May Invalidate a High School Diploma Requirement

 Many, many companies require a high school diploma as the first qualification for applying for a job. Well now the EEOC says that the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) may invalidate that high school diploma requirement. According to an informational letter published on their website the EEOC claims that such a requirement may discriminate against …

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