The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has charged the English-learning platform iTutorGroup Inc. with violation of federal age discrimination laws. The online platform pairs thousands of United States-based tutors with Chinese students to help them learn the English language.
Similar to gig economy jobs available on American platforms Uber or DoorDash, the hiring process for tutors is automated, at least in part, by an algorithm. The Chinese education company is accused of directing its algorithm to automatically reject women over