On August 6, DLA Piper hosted a program addressing Unconscious Bias and Subjective Decision Making - The Practical and Legal Ramifications.

Rachel Cowen and Margaret Keane, partners in DLA Piper's Employment practice, led the discussion with Arin Reeves of Nextions.

Topics included:

- The role that unconscious bias plays when employment decisions regarding pay, promotions, hiring, etc. are made thru subjective decision making, and practical tips to limit its impact

- How this type of decision making can leave companies exposed to class actions, even after Dukes, and ways to reduce your exposure

- The EEOC’s publicized strategy to pursue pattern-and-practice cases for gender discrimination in pay, and how your company can stay off its radar

Please see full presentation below for more information.

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Topics:  Bias, Class Action, Class Certification, Costco, Discrimination, Disparate Impact, DOJ, DOL, Dukes v Wal-Mart, EEOC, Equal Pay, Equal Pay Act, Gender Discrimination, Goldman Sachs, Hiring & Firing, Job Promotions, Merrill Lynch, Morgan Stanley, Racial Discrimination, Recruitment Policies, SCOTUS, Split of Authority

Published In: Civil Procedure Updates, Civil Rights Updates, Labor & Employment Updates

DISCLAIMER: Because of the generality of this update, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations.

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