Employers and Artificial Intelligence: Six Pitfalls to Watch Out For

By on June 22, 2021

As governments lift COVID-19 pandemic restrictions, employers are turning to artificial intelligence tools to accelerate their hiring processes.

However, these AI-based tools can open businesses up to discrimination claims if they are not careful, according to McDermott partner Brian Mead.

“[The technology] could decide that certain words [are] unlikely to [yield] successful candidates, and then it’s prescreening out members of protected classes and categories of applicants in a discriminatory way,” Mead said in a recent Law360 article.

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Brian Mead
Brian Mead is an employment litigator and transactional advisor. He leads McDermott’s Trade Secrets and Restrictive Covenants Subgroup. Clients call upon him for his substantial experience prosecuting and defending employee mobility, restrictive covenant and trade secret litigation cases across various industries including private equity, healthcare, professional services, technology and manufacturing. Read Brian Mead's full bio.




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