International perspectives on the legal environment for selection

Brett Myors, Filip Lievens, Eveline Schollaert, Filip Lievens, Greet Van Hoye, Steven F. Cronshaw, Antonio Mladinic, Viviana Rodríguez, Herman Aguinis, Dirk D. Steiner, Florence Rolland, Heinz Schuler, Andreas Frintrup, Ioannis Nikolaou, Maria Tomprou, S. Subramony, Shabu B. Raj, Shay Tzafrir, Peter Bamberger, Marilena BertolinoMarco Mariani, Franco Fraccaroli, Tomoki Sekiguchi, Betty Onyura, Hyuckseung Yang, Neil R. Anderson, Arne Evers, Oleksandr S. Chernyshenko, Paul Englert, Hennie J. Kriek, Tina Joubert, Jesús F. Salgado, Cornelius J. König, Larissa A. Thommen, Aichia Chuang, Handan Kepir Sinangil, Mahmut Bayazit, Mark Cook, Winny Shen, Paul R. Sackett

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Perspectives from 22 countries on aspects of the legal environment for selection are presented in this article. Issues addressed include (a) whether there are racial/ethnic/religious subgroups viewed as ‘‘disadvantaged,’’ (b) whether
research documents mean differences between groups on individual difference measures relevant to job performance, (c) whether there are laws prohibiting discrimination against specific groups, (d) the evidence required to make and
refute a claim of discrimination, (e) the consequences of violation of the laws, (f) whether particular selection methods are limited or banned, (g) whether preferential treatment of members of disadvantaged groups is permitted, and (h)
whether the practice of industrial and organizational psychology has been affected by the legal environment.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)206-246
JournalIndustrial and Organizational Psychology
StatePublished - 2008

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