Questions (and Answers) About Adverse Impact - Part II

Posted by  Matthew O'Connell, Ph.D.

As promised, today's post will be Part II of my Questions & Answers About Adverse Impact.  In case you missed it on Tuesday, check out Part I here.  When we left off, I was addressing whether or not it's legal to use a test that has adverse impact.  So let's pick up from there:


Are Your Hiring and Promotion Decisions Compliant with OFCCP and EEOC Guidelines?

Posted by  Bryan Warren

OFCCP-complianceWhy are so many hospitals focused on improving their hiring and promotion systems? It’s primarily about reducing costs and enhancing quality. Hospitals need to reduce the costs associated with turnover and work-related injuries. They need to eliminate applicants who are likely to commit medical errors while improving patient satisfaction scores. They need a workforce that is service focused and able to thrive in a ‘lean’ environment. Just as important, but not as often their first thought – reducing legal risk. There is heightened scrutiny of hospitals by the OFCCP and EEOC. Over 15,000 Federal employment discrimination suits are filed each year. Nearly 100,000 EEOC claims result in recoveries of almost $400 Million.Hospitals saw an 18.6% rise in EEOC bias claims in 2010, and the healthcare industry as a whole saw a 21.7% increase. (HealthLeaders Media's article EEOC Healthcare Bias Complaints on the Rise.)


Top 3 Ways to Get Sued

Posted by  Adam Hilliard

One of the most frequent questions I come across when telling people I specialize in helping companies establish ‘legally defensible hiring practices’ is “…why do companies get sued?”  If you scour legal texts, you’ll see that lawsuits have been filed for anything and everything under the sun, most of which get defeated.  However, if you want to make people like me pull my hair out, there are certain procedures that almost certainly result in a successful claim.  So with this, I give you the Top 3 Ways to Get Sued.


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