Employers’ Use of Artificial Intelligence to Screen Applicants Can Raise Discrimination Alarms

Employers increasingly use artificial intelligence (“AI”) hiring programs to weed out applicants. These programs are the beginning stages of automating the recruiting arm of human resources.  Learn how AI recruiting software and using artificial intelligence in the hiring and selection process can discriminate against applicants in protected classes.

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White Employee Tossed Hot Sauce on Co-worker and Called Her Racial Slurs

A white worker at a North Carolina barbecue joint threw hot sauce on an African-American co-worker and repeatedly called her the “N-word,” the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission said in a news release and lawsuit. The EEOC filed the lawsuit in federal court in Statesville this week against Joe’s Old Fashioned Bar-B-Que Inc., the corporate entity for Lancaster’s BBQ & Wings, according to the EEOC’s news release.

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Settlement Opens Church Preschool to Special Needs Kids

A group of parents has reached a settlement with a preschool in Charlotte that they said discriminated against their children because of disabilities. Calvary Child Development Center and a group of five families came to an agreement Oct. 3 to dismiss the families’ lawsuit in exchange for the school adopting policy changes to better accommodate children of all ability levels.

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Calvary Church Settles Child Discrimination Lawsuit

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) – A settlement was reached Wednesday in a lawsuit filed in 2016 against a megachurch in south Charlotte that claimed discrimination against children with special needs. The lawsuit was filed in January 2016 against Calvary Church’s Child Development Center. Five families claimed their children were wrongly expelled or asked to leave the school because of perceived or real disabilities.

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Calvary Church Settles Lawsuit with Families Involving Children with Special Needs

The megachurch Calvary Church in south Charlotte is promising changes after settling a lawsuit involving children who have special needs. The children’s families dismissed the lawsuit against Calvary Wednesday. Five families claim Calvary Church denied their children care, kicking them out of the school because of their disabilities, including diabetes and ADHD.

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