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Columbia Law School

1988

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Too Much Information: Predictions Of Employee Disease And The Fringe Benefit System, Lance Liebman Jan 1988

Too Much Information: Predictions Of Employee Disease And The Fringe Benefit System, Lance Liebman

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Two themes of recent American labor policy are at odds with each other. One is the expansive concept of antidiscrimination,1 now in process of being applied to tell employers that certain predicted disadvantages of job applicants should be ignored when hiring decisions are made.2 The second is the equally expansive idea of social protection as an employer responsibility, now in process of assigning to employers a much larger responsibility for the economic needs of workers and their families. Testing-the effort by employers to discover information about applicants and employees- is at the intersection of these policies and at ...