Implicit Bias — The Hidden Investigation Killer

Law360, New York (December 8, 2015, 10:24 AM EST) -- Everyone carries a variety of biases around with them on a daily basis. Yet, many people are confident they can set their biases aside when it comes time to perform a workplace investigation, even referring to the final product as an “unbiased investigation.” But science has repeatedly proven that we aren’t nearly as good at setting our biases aside as we’d like to think — at least not without taking some targeted actions to offset their effects.

Bias can be defined simply as an inclination to hold a partial perspective that is preconceived or unreasoned. This runs counter to the expectation...

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