If Courts Didn't Publish It, You Wouldn't Believe It!
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Harvard University has created a massive data base from online testing for "Implicit Preference." Unconscious bias is our innate neurological filtering process that allows us to quickly assess "safety" from "danger" Our task in a complex modern society is to sort out useful and harmful biases. "Unconscious bias" is not a matter of being a "bad" person. Biases however can cause us to evaluate co-workers and acquaintances not only inaccurately, but also illegally. The challenge of the law is to implement a system of proof that allows a jury or judge to infer bias operated from circumstantial evidence. I think expert psychological opinion is sometimes needed to support how bias operates in managers who will vigorously declare under oath: "I am not biased."
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My focus is communicating the heart and core of a case to obtain the maximum recovery for my clients in wrongful termination actions. Issues I argue include discrimination, whistleblower retaliation, defamation, overtime and wage/break violations, privacy invasions, and sundry wrongs committed in the work place.