Unfair Discrimination and Tital Selection Process: A Solution for Adverse Impact

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Unfair Discrimination and Total Selection Process
Nkomo # 38 Case: A Solution for Adverse Impact

The case study about the solution for adverse impact is about a federal government agency that had to deal with complaints from job applicants regarding its selection procedure. The specialists in the agency did not pay attention to the discrimination of minorities and gender applicants in previous recruitment process. Bob Santos who is a specialist in the staffing division of the agency knew it was time to evaluate the staffing process, after attending a seminar on the Uniform Guidelines on Employee Selection Procedures. Bob Santos and a team of specialists decided to use the four fifths rule to assess the
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While the pass rate for the gender section is 44.2.
African Americans: 62.5 / 77.7 = 0.8043758 = 80.4%. The pass rate which is 80.4% indicates that there is no evidence of adverse impact.
Hispanics: 55.0 / 77.7 = 0.70785 = 70.8 %. The pass rate of the Hispanics groups shows that there is evidence of adverse impact.
Females: 41.7 / 73.6 = 0.566576 = 56.7 %. The pass score of 56.7% shows that there is evidence of adverse impact: 62.5 / 77.7 = 0.8043758 = 80.4%. The pass rate which is 80.4% indicates that there is no evidence of adverse impact.
According to the EOCC guidelines, adverse impact affected two different groups, the Hispanics and women. This means the groups are being discriminated against in the selection process. The agency needs to address this issue before it is slammed with a discrimination lawsuit.
Calculating the total selection process: To get the calculation of the total selection process, I calculated the total number of each group that passed the test and interview. This number is now divided by the total number of applicants. The last step is to apply the four fifths rule.
African Americans: 5/36 = 0.13888 = 13.9 %; 4/5 Rule = 13.9 / 30.9 = 0.44983 = 45% This calculation shows the evidence of adverse impact.
Hispanics: 22/102 = 0.21568 = 21.6 %; 4/5 Rule = 21.6 / 30.9 = 0.69902 = 69.9 %. This calculation also shows that there is adverse impact.
Caucasians: 87/282 = 0.30851 = 30.9 %
Men:

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