DOJ and EEOC Warn Against ADA Discrimination when Employers Use Artificial Intelligence (AI) for Employment Decisions

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On May 12, 2022, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) released technical assistance documents about disability discrimination when employers use artificial intelligence (AI) and software tools to make employment decisions, according to DOJ and EEOC press releases. Employers use AI…

California Proposes Regulation of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Employment

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On March 15, 2022, the California Fair Employment & Housing Council (FEHC) proposed “Draft Modifications to Employment Regulations Regarding Automated Decision Systems” that would revise the state’s non-discrimination laws with regard to employers and employment agencies that use or sell employment screening tools and services with artificial…

Government Agencies Will Increase Scrutiny on How Artificial Intelligence (AI) is Used in Background Screening

Written By Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) Government agencies in the United States such as the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) will increase scrutiny on how Artificial Intelligence (AI) is used in background screening, according to the “ESR Top Ten Background Check Trends” for…

EEOC Asked to Clarify Authority to Investigate Bias in AI Hiring Technologies

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On December 8, 2020, ten Democratic members of the United States Senate sent a letter requesting clarification from the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) Chair Janet Dhillon regarding the EEOC’s authority to investigate bias in Artificial Intelligence (AI) driven hiring technologies, according to a press release…

Automated Hiring Using Artificial Intelligence (AI) to Eliminate Bias Will Remain a Work in Progress in 2020

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Employers using automated hiring platforms powered by artificial intelligence or (AI) in the belief that they are less biased and discriminatory than humans will discover using such technology in background screening will remain a work in progress in 2020, according to the “ESR Top Ten Background Check…