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disparate impact

noun dis·par·ate impact \ˈdis-pə-rət-, dis-ˈpar-ət-\

Legal Definition of disparate impact

  1. :  an unnecessary discriminatory effect on a protected class caused by a practice or policy (as in employment or housing) that appears to be nondiscriminatory — compare bona fide occupational qualification, disparate treatment

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a rounded knoll or a ridge of ice

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