Employment Law Red Flags in the Use of Artificial Intelligence in Hiring

Gay D. Friedman, Thomas McCarthy


Sep 25, 2020

Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, many businesses have been forced to recruit and screen job applicants remotely, abandoning traditional in-person interviews and job assessments in favor of virtual meetings and online tools to measure, among other things, cognitive capabilities, emotional intelligence, personality traits and skill sets. Proponents of this technology also argue that A.I. systems can be fairer and more thorough than human recruiters. However, others are more cautious about the use of AI, pointing out that write the systems are only as good as the programmers who write the algorithm and "feed the machine."