Attorney Anthony May was featured in a recent article by The Daily Record entitled, “Use of AI tools raises concerns about potential for employment discrimination,” discussing how artificial intelligence tools are raising legal concerns about employment discrimination.
In the article, Anthony noted that while AI technologies can be helpful for employers in their hiring process, they can also have a discriminatory impact on certain groups. He highlighted that AI technology has the potential to perpetuate prejudices that disproportionately discriminate against protected classes in the hiring process and destroy the inherent humanity involved in providing people equal access to employment opportunities.
“It has become a priority to look into how artificial intelligence is being used by employers,” Anthony told The Daily Record. “Whether intentionally or not, how do these tools end up having the impact of weeding out individuals or excluding certain individuals in the process?”
In his related blog series, Algorithmically Excluded, Anthony further discusses the use of AI in employment, the discriminatory impacts of such technology, and the legal rights of employees or prospective employees to be free from such treatment. Read his blogs here.
Anthony has represented clients in a variety of complex litigation matters including assisting employees with disabilities in obtaining accessible technology and accommodations in the workplace, representing individuals who have been wrongfully convicted, commercial litigation disputes, and fighting workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation.
Anthony has recently earned some of the legal industry’s top accolades. He was selected to Lawdragon’s 500 Leading Civil Rights and Plaintiff Employment Lawyers and Lawdragon’s 500 X – The Next Generation guides for 2023. He was also named a Maryland Rising Star by Super Lawyers and “One to Watch” by Best Layers in America for the fifth and third consecutive year, respectively. In July, Anthony – considered an authority in the growing intersection of AI and employment discrimination law – presented on the potential discriminatory impacts of using AI in the workplace at the 2023 Maryland State Bar Association Legal Summit.
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