the damaging or unwanted impact on select sects of employment or various other businesses considered to be prejudiced. Commonly referred to as disparate impact.

ADVERSE IMPACT: "The typing test was still performed at the insurance company even for position not requiring use of a computer, having an adverse impact on those with subpar typing skills."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "ADVERSE IMPACT," in, April 7, 2013, (accessed October 28, 2020).