Implicit Bias and Employment Discrimination: Avoiding Liabilities in the Hiring, Reviewing, and Disciplining Process
Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A
This CLE course will address implicit bias and its effect on employment discrimination, both during the hiring process and the employee review process. Our panelists will guide employment counsel in advising clients on these essential issues.
- Overview of implicit bias and how to identify it
- The interplay between implicit bias and its impact on hiring and employee review and processes
- Analysis of emerging plaintiff trend of using implicit bias arguments during employment discrimination litigation
- Best steps for employment counsel in advising clients on how to best identify and minimize liabilities caused by implicit bias
- Practical strategies for employers to utilize when addressing instances of potential implicit bias
The panel will review these and other relevant topics:
- What is implicit bias?
- How does implicit bias impact the workplace and cause potential liabilities?
- How are plaintiffs in discrimination lawsuits using implicit bias as a litigation tactic?
- What steps can employers take to identify and minimize implicit bias and its harmful effects?
Kami M. Hoskins
Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani
Ms. Hoskins is dedicated to creating and implementing effective resolutions to complex legal issues for a variety of... | Read More
Ms. Hoskins is dedicated to creating and implementing effective resolutions to complex legal issues for a variety of clients. She is also an accomplished diversity and inclusion facilitator. Ms. Hoskins has litigated and successfully resolved numerous employment claims in state court, federal court, and arbitration in favor of employers, including claims under the FMLA, FLSA, ADEA, and the ADA. She defends employers against charges of employment discrimination and retaliation based on race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, and national origin filed with state and federal agencies, including the EEOC and Arizona Attorney General. Ms. Hoskins also represents non-unionized employers before the NLRB.Close
Jill S. Vorobiev
Ms. Vorobiev has been assisting clients with their significant labor and employment matters for more than 20 years. She... | Read More
Ms. Vorobiev has been assisting clients with their significant labor and employment matters for more than 20 years. She has a broad practice, representing corporate clients in state and federal courts as well as before administrative agencies. Her experience includes matters under ERISA, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the False Claims Act, FLSA, the ADA, the FMLA, the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, the ADEA, and various state and local discrimination and employment laws. Ms. Vorobiev regularly counsels and trains employers on federal and state labor and employment laws, civil rights laws, and compliance matters of all kinds. She has reviewed and drafted employment policies, executive employment agreements, noncompete and confidentiality agreements, and severance agreements.Close