As employers increasingly use artificial intelligence (AI) tools to hire workers, the Department of Justice and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) in the US have warned that such algorithms can result in unlawful discrimination against people with disabilities.
Companies the world over AI and other software tools to help them select new employees, monitor performance, and determine pay or promotions.
Employers give computer-based tests to applicants or use computer software to score applicants’ resumes and many of these tools use algorithms or AI.
“These tools may result in unlawful discrimination against people with disabilities in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), said the US.
The EEOC has issued new guidance on how company can safely use algorithm-based tools without risking the systematic exclusion of people with disabilities.