disparate impact

Definition of "disparate impact"
  1. An unintended discrimination that occurs when a neutral rule or policy has a disproportionate effect on a protected group under discrimination laws
How to use "disparate impact" in a sentence
  1. A job requirement insisting that all workers must be capable of lifting fifty pounds may cause a disparate impact on women.
  2. If a rental policy unintentionally excludes certain racial groups, this may result in a disparate impact scenario.
  3. An unexpected disparate impact might occur when a school dress code unevenly affects students from lower-income households.

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