disparate impact

  

Definition

Adverse effect of a practice or standard that is neutral and non-discriminatory in its intention but, nonetheless, disproportionately affects individuals having a disability or belonging to a particular group based on their age, ethnicity, race, or sex.

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  • I knew the techniques my boss was using would have a disparate impact on the people who we were supposed to be helping.

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  • The disparate impact could not be ignored by the organization so we took actions to solve the issues concerning our boss.

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  • Knowing the disparate impact of a decision before you make it can help you to figure out the correct course of action.

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