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International Perspectives on the Legal Environment for Selection

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  07 January 2015

Brett Myors
Affiliation:
Griffith University
Filip Lievens
Affiliation:
Ghent University
Eveline Schollaert
Affiliation:
Ghent University
Greet Van Hoye
Affiliation:
Ghent University
Steven F. Cronshaw
Affiliation:
University of Northern British Columbia
Antonio Mladinic
Affiliation:
Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
Viviana Rodríguez
Affiliation:
Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
Herman Aguinis
Affiliation:
University of Colorado Denver
Dirk D. Steiner
Affiliation:
Université de Nice-Sophia Antipolis
Florence Rolland
Affiliation:
Université de Nice-Sophia Antipolis
Heinz Schuler
Affiliation:
University of Hohenheim
Andreas Frintrup
Affiliation:
HR Diagnostics
Ioannis Nikolaou
Affiliation:
Athens University of Economics and Business
Maria Tomprou
Affiliation:
Athens University of Economics and Business
S. Subramony
Affiliation:
Defence Institute of Psychological Research
Shabu B. Raj
Affiliation:
Defence Institute of Psychological Research
Shay Tzafrir
Affiliation:
University of Haifa
Peter Bamberger
Affiliation:
Technion—Israel Institute of Technology
Marilena Bertolino
Affiliation:
University of Trento
Marco Mariani
Affiliation:
University of Bologna
Franco Fraccaroli
Affiliation:
University of Trento
Tomoki Sekiguchi
Affiliation:
Osaka University
Betty Onyura
Affiliation:
University of Guelph
Hyuckseung Yang
Affiliation:
Yonsei University
Neil Anderson
Affiliation:
University of Amsterdam
Arne Evers
Affiliation:
University of Amsterdam
Oleksandr Chernyshenko
Affiliation:
University of Canterbury
Paul Englert
Affiliation:
OPRA Consulting Group
Hennie J. Kriek
Affiliation:
SHL and University of South Africa
Tina Joubert
Affiliation:
SHL
Jesús F. Salgado
Affiliation:
University of Santiago de Compostela
Cornelius J. König
Affiliation:
Universität Zürich
Larissa A. Thommen
Affiliation:
Universität Zürich
Aichia Chuang
Affiliation:
National Taiwan University
Handan Kepir Sinangil
Affiliation:
Marmara University
Mahmut Bayazit
Affiliation:
Sabanci University
Mark Cook
Affiliation:
University of Wales
Winny Shen
Affiliation:
University of Minnesota
Paul R. Sackett
Affiliation:
University of Minnesota
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Abstract

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.

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Copyright © Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology 2008

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