Use of Artificial Intelligence Tools lead to Discrimination against Persons with Disabilities in Employment
In the recent years Artificial Intelligence(AI) and other software tools have been used in selection of
new employees, monitor performance, determine pay or promotions etc. To keep inline with the
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)and safeguard Persons with Disabilities in this process, the
Department of Justice and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) have released a
technical assistance document about disability discrimination when employers use artificial
Intelligence (AI) and other software tools to make employment decisions.
These documents Algorithms, Artificial Intelligence, and Disability Discrimination in Hiring and
Assess Job Applicants and Employees provides technical assistance and a broad overview of rights
and responsibilities in plain language, making it easily accessible and understandable to everyone
regardless their legal or technical background.