Workday lawsuit focuses on potential discrimination against job applicants

Houston, TX – Employers sometimes get into trouble for discriminatory hiring practices. This can include denying qualified candidates job positions based on their race, gender, religion, or national origin. When this happens, it is illegal and those affected have the right to take action to receive compensation for their losses through the court system. Certain labor attorneys have extensive experience helping clients win cases against companies who have unfairly denied them a job. 

National tech and human resources company Workday is facing a lawsuit for potential discrimination against an entire class of individuals [1].

Plaintiff applies to large volume of job openings with no success

The case filed in federal court in the Northern District of California says that the company’s artificial intelligence tools used during the hiring process discriminated against him because of his race. The plaintiff is a black man over age 40 who has had a successful career in the financial services industry. Between 2018 and the time the case was filed, the plaintiff had applied to approximately 100 positions through Workday over the course of a few years and was denied employment at every one of those companies. The man’s attorney said there was no legitimate reason that he should have been denied a job so many times based on his credentials. The attorney suspects that there may be some discriminatory practices that led to his client being filtered out of job positions where he was clearly qualified. The case alleges violations of the Civil Rights Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act, which are federal laws that apply to all employers. 

As the case goes into more detail, it explains that Workday relies on artificial intelligence tools to screen candidates. The people who created these tools may have placed their biases into the programs, which creates issues for certain job seekers and the possibility of illegal hiring practices. The attorneys intend to start a class action that will attach all African Americans over age 40 with disabilities who have applied through Workday, as they were likely impacted by the discriminatory AI programs. Workday responded to the allegations with a statement that they believe that the case is without merit and their software is programmed to help increase human potential. 

Discrimination lawyers in Houston Texas

Moore and Associates is a firm that handles labor law issues in the state of Texas. Those who need to meet with an employment attorney can receive advice about unpaid wages, overtime law, discrimination, or sexual harassment. 

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  1. https://www.brproud.com/news/workday-sued-on-suspicion-of-discrimination-in-hiring-technology/
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