What is Disparate Impact? | Meaning & Definition | Akrivia HCM

Disparate Impact is a legal theory based on the idea that policies and practices may be considered discriminatory even if there is no evidence of intent to discriminate. One of the most common areas for Disparate Impact is in the workplace, where employers are going to end up hiring people who are more like themselves and seemingly impacted by factors like their personal racial, national origin, and ethnic backgrounds.

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