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Employer is liable for AI’s discriminative actions

Algorithms have established themselves in almost every field of life and economy. Various automated programs have also become part of the process in recruitment and employing staff, respectively, with or without big data analysis.
The use of such technologies in recruitment or in the assessment of work processes, in general, should take into account both the protection of personal data and the prevention of discrimination. The principles of equal treatment must be applied to recruitment, which means that any discrimination based on nationality and ethnicity, race, colour, religion or belief, age, disability or sexual orientation must be avoided.
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Author:
LIISI JÜRGEN
Attorney at law, Partner
Direct: (+372) 66 76 461
Mobile: (+372) 52 52 646
lj@njordlaw.ee

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