US government issues warning about disability discrimination caused by AI tools used for employment decisions

The US Department of Justice (DoJ) and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) have issued a warning that artificial intelligence (AI) tools used by employers to make employment decisions may result in unlawful discrimination against people with disabilities. The DoJ issued a guidance document providing details on the rights and responsibilities associated with the use of algorithmic decision-making tools in hiring. The EEOC released a technical assistance document outlining issues that employers have to consider to ensure that the use of technology in employment does not disadvantage workers or applicants with disabilities.