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On the March 9, 2014 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, I talk with Doug Reynolds, Past President, Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology on careers in personnel and organizational psychology and what’s new in pre-employment testing. Plus you can call in for a three-minute workover.

Is the Disparate Impact Theory good for the workplace? For America?  The theory holds that if a racial group is underrepresented in a workplace, it is evidence that the workplace is practicing discrimination, even if there is no overt evidence of discrimination. 

On the  Sep. 23, 2012 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, two expert employment attorneys will debate the question. Jim Finberg, partner at Altshuler Berzon will argue for it. Fred Alvarez, partner at Wilson Soncini will argue against it. Callers will then be invited to weigh in.