Adverse impact (also called disparate impact) occurs when a facially neutral policy inadvertently affects a member of a protected group1. You, the manager, must understand the implications of this policy and be aware of how to manage your business in such a way as to avoid
this type of claim. A few simple tips can be offered to help you avoid an adverse impact claim:
1. Provide an accurate job analysis and job description! It is vital that you provide employees and future employees with an accurate job analysis and job description! The job analysis and job description must be in line with your company's strategies towards goal achievement. When your job document aligns with your company's strategies and goals, you will save yourself so much legal hassle because you have proof you hired based on your existing strategies and goals! Be sure to update your job documents as frequently as you change your strategies and goals so that you can be safe from adverse impact claims.
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