Estée Lauder staff win payout after ‘sacked by algorithm’

Estée Lauder staff win payout after ‘sacked by algorithm’

Photo: Shutterstock Cosmetics company Estée Lauder has reached an out-of-court settlement with three make-up artists who lost their jobs after being asked to take a video interview that was assessed by a algorithm.

The women, who worked for Estée Lauder subsidiary MAC, were told they were being made redundant, partly on the basis of an automated judgment by a computer . Initially, they had been required to reapply for their positions.

None of the women had been warned about performance issues previously and began legal proceedings against the cosmetics giant.The software, created by the recruiting platform HireVue, measured the content […]

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