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Adverse Impact Examples

As society progresses and becomes more diverse, companies must ensure that their hiring and employment practices are fair and equitable for all. Unfortunately, some companies' practices may unintentionally discriminate against certain groups, leading to what is known as adverse impact. Adverse impact occurs when a seemingly neutral employment practice or policy disproportionately affects a particular group based on their race, gender, age, disability, or other protected characteristic. In this blog post, we'll take a closer look at some examples of adverse impact and how they can be avoided.