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Advanced Title VII Issues: Current Trends in Disparate Impact Claims

Date: Wednesday, May 7, 2014 - NEW PROGRAM DATE!
Format: Live Webinar
Duration: 90 minutes


The American Bar Association Section of Labor and Employment Law, Solo, Small Firm and General Practice Division and Center for Professional Development

1:00 PM-2:30 PM Eastern

12:00 PM-1:30 PM Central

11:00 AM-12:30 PM Mountain

10:00 AM-11:30 AM Pacific

Program Description

While the disparate impact theory of discrimination has been recognized under Title VII for some time, litigators have seen an increased focus on these types of claims in the last few years.  Disparate impact claims allow for a remedy when an employment policy that is neutral on its face is proven to have an illegitimate negative effect on the members of a particular protected classification.  With the EEOC’s Strategic Enforcement Plan’s focus on hiring and recruitment discrimination, disparate impact claims in the hiring process have been re-energized at both the agency and judicial level. 

The use of screening tools, such as criminal background and credit checks, and selection procedures for promotional decisions will be subject to close scrutiny to ensure there is no disproportionate impact on racial, ethnic and religious groups, sex, or other protected classifications.  Our panel will explore best practices to ensure neutral policies do not have disparate impact, as well as practice tips for pursuing and defending against these types of claims. 

Program Faculty

Carol R. Miaskoff
U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Washington, DC

Leslie E. Silverman (Moderator)
Fortney & Scott, LLC
Washington, DC

Robert H. Stroup
Levy Ratner, P.C.
New York, NY
Marni Willenson
Willenson Law, LLC
Chicago, IL

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