Chapter 13. Minorities, Fairness and the Law

Getting the Numbers Right

  1. Mark Cook

Published Online: 30 JUN 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470742723.ch13

Personnel Selection: Adding Value Through People, Fifth Edition

Personnel Selection: Adding Value Through People, Fifth Edition

How to Cite

Cook, M. (2008) Minorities, Fairness and the Law, in Personnel Selection: Adding Value Through People, Fifth Edition, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470742723.ch13

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 JUN 2010
  2. Published Print: 22 OCT 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470986455

Online ISBN: 9780470742723

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Keywords:

  • minorities, fairness and the law;
  • fair employment legislation - shaping selection practices in USA;
  • Civil Rights Act (CRA) - prohibiting discrimination on grounds of race, colour, religion, or national origin;
  • Equal Employment Opportunities Commission (EEOC);
  • computing adverse impact;
  • combinations or composites of selection tests;
  • affirmative action (AA) - ‘voluntary adoption of special programs to benefit members of minority groups’;
  • American Psychological Association (APA) - Standards for Educational and Psychological Tests;
  • Bona fide occupational qualification (BFOQ) - in Britain as genuine OQ;
  • differential validity and test fairness and alternative fairness models

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Adverse impact

  • Quota hiring

  • Job - relatedness

  • EEOC's Guidelines

  • Proving selection is job - related

  • Alternative tests

  • UK practice

  • Disability

  • Differential validity and test fairness

  • Unprotected groups

  • Conclusions

  • Key points

  • Key references

  • Useful websites