Employment-Discrimination Analysis

Economists at the Center for Forensic Economic Studies have extensive experience analyzing liability issues arising in claims of disparate impact in labor and employment matters.

The Center has been called on to provide analysis in terminations-for-cause actions and hiring, promotion and compensation cases. Center statisticians have testified in hundreds of cases for both plaintiffs and defendants and have also been retained as court-appointed experts.

In addition to direct litigation support, Center economists offer employment-compliance audits that help employers identify potential problem areas prior to reductions-in-force (RIFs).

Center for Forensic Economic Studies staff members have written extensively on employment-discrimination analysis and related topics. Articles include:

Contact the Center to discuss how we can help you in the analysis of employment discrimination.

Representative employment-discrimination assignments:

  • Statistical analysis of liability in a Fair Labor Standards Act claim against a large bank chartered in several states, including California
  • Statistical analysis of liability in a Fair Labor Standards Act claim brought by employees of a regional waste hauler
  • Disparate-pay analysis for an international pharmaceutical firm
  • Adverse-impact analyses for retailers, universities, manufacturers and government agencies contemplating reductions in force
  • Valuation of executive compensation, including stock options
  • Back-pay and front-pay calculations in employment claims involving salary, bonus payments, employee stock options, defined benefit pensions, defined contribution pensions, performance-based profit-sharing plans, insurance benefits and other types of compensation
  • Economic-damages analysis in numerous claims brought under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Americans with Disabilities Act and other civil-rights laws
  • Analysis of claims arising under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA)
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