The office of Commissioner Felblum of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has scheduled a meeting with representatives from the disability and business communities to discuss the use of personality tests as pre-employment screening tools. The Autism Women’s Network will be in attendance, represented by Lindsey Nebeker, AWN’s Washington DC Liaison. Lindsey would like to hear from anyone in the disability community about their personal experiences with these tests, especially in regards to any concerns you may have. Please email your replies to email@example.com no later than 3:00PM EDT on Monday June 20, 2011. Thank you for your input.
Please reblog! This is an important issue! Employment personality tests create barriers to employment for those with MH Disabilities and DDs.Note that she’s not just looking for autistic input- if you have a disability and have a comment on these “tests”, please let her know!
I personally have seen questions (when trying for employment, particularly at Staples or the like) that held a bias against those who have abused or a victim of violent crime. (Plus, I even failed *walmart*’s personality test somehow?)