Week 3 Application

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Week 3 Application: 1. Is there any evidence of adverse impact against any race, sex, or ethnic group? Applying the Four Firths rule or 80 percent: To apply the rule you first take the Pass Rate of one group and divide by the majority group. Part One: African Americans: 27.8 / 47.5 = 0.58526315789 = 58.5 % = Yes there is evidence of adverse impact. Hispanics: 43.1 / 47.5 = 0.907368421= 90.7 % = No there is no evidence of adverse impact. Women: 51.4 / 44.2 = 1.16289592760 = 116.3 % = No there is no evidence of adverse impact. Based on the EEOC Guidelines, Part One test results show that the test has evidence of adverse or disparate impact. This “occurs when members of a protected category are substantially underrepresented as a result of employment decisions that work to their disadvantage” . So there is a problem with the African American applicants, but also what stroked me as odd was the number of Asian and Native American applicants. Since there was no applicants the rule could not be applied to them and this is odd. On a better note the rate for women passing the test (51.4 %) was greater than the men (at 44.2%). I did notice that there were less women applicants then men; if the number of applicants had been the same the outcome would have been different. Part Two: Interview African Americans: 62.5 / 77.7 = 0.8043758 = 80.4 % No there is no evidence of adverse impact Hispanics: 55.0 / 77.7 = 0.70785 = 70.8 % Yes there is evidence of adverse impact Women: 41.7 / 73.6 = 0.566576 = 56.7 % Yes there is evidence of adverse impact. Once again according to the EEOC guidelines there is one race and one gender that shows evidence of adverse impact. Since both Hispanics (70.8 %) and Women (56.7%) fall under the 80% limit they show evidence of adverse impact. Total Selection Process: First you have to calculate the total number of each race and gender that passed both the test and interview process. This is done by dividing total number of those who passed by the number of applicants that applied in the first place. Then you can calculate the four fifths rule. Caucasians: 87/282= 0.30851 = 30.9 % African Americans: 5/36 = 0.13888 = 13.9 % ; 4/5 Rule = 13.9 / 30.9 = 0.44983 = 45% Yes there is evidence of adverse impact. Hispanics: 22/102 = 0.21568 = 21.6 % ; 4/5 Rule = 21.6 / 30.9 = 0.69902 = 69.9 % Yes there is evidence of adverse impact. Men: 109/385 = 0.28311 = 28.3% Women: 5/35 = 0.14285 = 14.3% ; 4/5 Rule = 14.3 / 28.3 = 0.50530 = 50.5 % Yes there is evidence of adverse impact. As you can see once you have a complete look at the total selection process, the company can be charge with discrimination regardless of the number of minority or women employees that was hired. The whole process does unfairly discriminate against minorities and women. 2.
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