Today, we will be discussing testing during the employment process.
Employers often use tests and other selection procedures to screen applicants for hire and employees for promotion. There are many different types of tests and selection procedures, including cognitive tests, personality tests, medical examinations, credit checks, and criminal background checks.
The use of tests and other selection procedures can be a very effective means of determining which applicants or employees are most qualified for a particular job. However, use of these tools can violate federal and state law if an employer uses them to discriminate based on race, color, sex, national origin, religion, disability, age, or certain other factors. The use of tests and other selection procedures can also violate nondiscrimination laws if they disproportionately exclude people in a particular group by race, sex, or another covered basis.