Tuesday, May 17, 2022

EEOC publishes technical assistance document on artificial intelligence and the ADA

Not official use.
What if an employer uses a "chatbot" to screen applicants? And, let's say the chatbot is programmed to screen out applicants who have a gap in their resumes. But, wait! What if the gap was caused by the applicant having a disability and needing time off for treatment? That could raise some ADA issues!

That's just one of the examples provided by the EEOC in its latest technical assistance document: The ADA and AI: Applicants and Employees. Employers who use software, algorithms, and AI to assess job applicants and employees should check out this document. It's mostly a high-level overview, but some good food for thought. 

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