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Disparate Impact

disparate impact n

: an unnecessary discriminatory effect on a protected class caused by a practice or policy that appears to be nondiscriminatory compare bona fide occupational qualification, disparate treatment



Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.

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