Two US Government Agencies Warn about Hiring Technology that Discriminates against Disabled Applicants
Posted on May 29, 2022Updated on January 1, 2023
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This is an article about technology and new US government guidance about that technology. Companies and other organizations often use tech when hiring new employees. This tech may help a company review resumes. Or it may analyze video interviews and offer information about a job candidate. This type of technology can make it harder for disabled people to get hired. For example, technology that analyzes a person’s voice may make it harder for a person with a speech impairment to get hired. This may happen even when the person is qualified for the job. Two parts of the US Government wrote about this kind of tech. They both explain how to avoid discrimination against disabled people with these types of hiring tech. One resource is from the US Department of Justice (DOJ). One resource is from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).
This article has been updated since it was first published on May 29, 2022. The most recent update was added on January 1, 2023. Read the updates for this article.
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