Protecting Civil Rights in the World of Automated Employment Decisions





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Graphic for CDT event, entitled "Protecting Civil Rights in the World of Automated Employment Decisions." Tuesday, January 24, 2023 at 12 PM et. Black text on white background.

Date: Tuesday, January 24, 2023
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM EST

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Increasingly, companies are implementing new worker selection procedures at every stage of recruitment and employment, often in ways that can reinforce pre-existing disparities in the job market. But employers and vendors are rarely transparent about how these tools are used, making it difficult to detect how they can discriminate against workers, and to implement the necessary safeguards to protect against harm.

To help policymakers, employers, and vendors address these issues, the Civil Rights Standards for 21st Century Employment Selection Procedures present a framework for greater accountability for use of modern methods to evaluate workers. The Civil Rights Standards represent the work of a coalition of civil rights, social justice, and tech policy organizations to provide a strong, civil-rights-focused roadmap for employment decision-making processes.

Join us on January 24 as representatives from this coalition discuss what the Civil Rights Standards are and why they are needed in the increasingly automated world of employment decisions.


Olga Akselrod, American Civil Liberties Union

Henry Claypool, American Association of People with Disabilities

Mitra Ebadolahi, Upturn

Alexandra Givens, Center for Democracy & Technology

Matt Scherer, Center for Democracy & Technology

Ridhi Shetty, Center for Democracy & Technology

Questions: We will be accepting questions for speakers before and during the discussion. You can submit them via email at [email protected] or via Twitter at #cdtquestions and @CenDemTech. For those joining via computer, you will be able to share your questions by using the chat.

Accessibility: If you have access needs or questions, please contact [email protected] in advance of the event.