Anthony May presented on the intersection of AI and employment discrimination in the workplace at the 2024 SHRM Talent Conference & Expo.

Anthony May, partner at Brown, Goldstein & Levy, presented at the 2024 Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Talent Conference & Expo, held on April 14 to 17 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Anthony’s seminar, “Artificial Intelligence and Employment Discrimination Law,” drew from his expertise about AI-fueled bias in hiring processes to describe how AI is used in the workplace, how AI can discriminate, current legal efforts to curb AI discrimination, and best practices for AI use by employees and employers.

Starting with a broad definition, Anthony set the foundation for his presentation by digging into the legal definitions of AI and how employers utilize it in a variety of contexts, for example, scanning resumes when evaluating potential candidates. He then reviewed the primary federal laws dealing with civil rights and employment discrimination, including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act.

Next, he provided current technical guidelines on AI use by the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), as well as acts and executive orders created on the local, regional, national, and international levels to curb AI-based discrimination. He also provided an overview of current litigation in the AI space before describing ways that employers and employees can best integrate AI into their work in a non-discriminatory way.

Anthony spoke to a room of conference attendees as well as those who joined online, all of whom were engaged in listening and asking questions. Over 2,500 people attended the SHRM Conference & Expo, with 94 percent of attendees having an HR-related title. Seventeen countries were represented at the conference, giving Anthony’s seminar a wide reach at what is one of the largest HR conferences in the country.

SHRM is the foremost expert, researcher, advocate, and thought leader on issues and innovations impacting today’s evolving workplaces. With nearly 340,000 members in 180 countries, SHRM touches the lives of more than 362 million workers and their families globally.

Anthony is frequently tapped for his knowledge of AI and how it applies to employment law and civil rights. Recently, he led a fireside chat session on “Artificial Intelligence and Employment Discrimination Law” at the 38th annual California State University, Northridge, Assistive Technology (CSUN) Conference. He has been featured by media sources such as The Daily Record and has presented at events such as the 2023 MSBA Legal Summit, the 2023 Proceptual webinar, and more. He also authored a four-part blog series, Algorithmically Excluded, on 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.


Anthony J. May 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. More about Anthony.


Founded in 1982, Brown, Goldstein & Levy is a law firm based in Baltimore, Maryland, with an office in Washington, DC. The firm is nationally recognized in a wide variety of practice areas, including complex civil and commercial litigation, civil rights, health care, family law, and criminal defense. Above all else, Brown, Goldstein & Levy is a client-centered law firm that brings decades of experience and passionate, effective advocacy to your fight for justice.