NYC to use candidate “testers” to screen for employment discrimination in hiring practices
By October 1, 2015, the New York City Human Rights Commission will begin conducting investigations of potential employment discrimination in hiring practices by using pairs of candidate testers. The testers will inquire about or apply for the same job using similar credentials, but will differ in one or more protected characteristics, such as their race or gender.
Violations of the City’s anti-discrimination laws may result in significant fines and penalties, as well as compensation payable to victims. As a result, New York City employers should carefully review their recruitment and hiring practices for compliance with the anti-discrimination laws, as well as provide training to responsible managers and other employees.For more information on the topic discussed, please contact the attorneys listed or your usual contact at Tannenbaum Helpern.
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