Maine HR Convention: May 8 – 11, 2023


Workshop A: Out of Sight, Out of Mind

Thursday, May 11th, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Legal Implications of Proximity Bias

Last year, SHRM reported that two-thirds (67%) of supervisors who oversee remote workers believe that remote workers are more replaceable than onsite workers. Beyond that, 42% admitted to forgetting about their remote employees when assigning tasks. This phenomenon is called proximity bias, and can raise discrimination issues for employers with a hybrid workforce. Verrill attorney Tawny Alvarez joins us to shed light on the legal impact of this new form of unconscious bias impacting organizations.

Applying for SHRM credit and HRCI General (HR) Credit

Program Faculty: Tawny Alvarez