Adverse Impact

Business / Human Resources (HR) / Adverse Impact: A substantially different rate of selection in hiring, promotion or other employment decision that works to the disadvantage of a race, sex or ethnic group.

Other Words for Impact

Impact Noun Synonyms: collision, contact, striking, crash, smash, bump, colliding, crashing, smashing, bumping

Impact Ratio

Business / Human Resources (HR) / Impact Ratio: Selection rate, for an employment opportunity, for a group of people in a protected class, divided by the selection rate for the group with the highest selection rate. For an adverse employment situat MORE

Low-Impact Aerobics

Health / Fitness / Low-Impact Aerobics: A traditional dance-inspired routine in which you always have one foot on the floor — you don’t do any jumping or hopping. High/low combines the two types of routines. MORE

Impacted Tooth

Health / Dentistry / Impacted Tooth: An unerupted or partially erupted tooth that is positioned against another tooth, bone or soft tissue so that complete eruption is unlikely. MORE

Adverse Health Effect

Health / Disease / Adverse Health Effect: A change in body function or cell structure that might lead to disease or health problems MORE

Adverse Action

Business / Human Resources (HR) / Adverse Action: Any act by an employer that results in an individual or group of individuals being deprived of equal employment opportunities. MORE

Lowest-Observed-Adverse-Effect Level (LOAEL)

Health / Disease / Lowest-Observed-Adverse-Effect Level (LOAEL): The lowest tested dose of a substance that has been reported to cause harmful (adverse) health effects in people or animals. MORE