Litigation Consulting Services
We provide litigation consulting and expert witness services in employment discrimination litigation for both plaintiff and defense counsel. We provide statistical expertise in disparate impact litigation and other types of litigation in which statistics are a central issue. Our assistance has been instrumental in numerous cases involving issues of disparate impact, disparate treatment, and wrongful termination actions involving charges of discrimination on the basis of race, national origin, gender, and age. We have also provided crucial expert assistance in pay equity and whistleblower litigation.
Risk Management Review of Employee Hiring Procedures
An investment in preparedness can pay major dividends in litigation avoidance. It is wise for employers to review their hiring, promotion and termination procedures in advance of litigation to ensure that the procedures are job-related and in compliance with federal, and state regulations concerning employee selection procedures. This review provides an opportunity to ensure compliance with legal requirements and reduces the likelihood of successful challenges to these personnel procedures. Often, this kind of advance consultation can result in avoidance of litigation by making it clear to plaintiff counsel that they have little chance to prevail in litigation.
Assistance in the Event of EEO Compliance Reviews
Federal and State agencies conducting compliance reviews and pursuing investigations of complaints frequently demand information with which the company's human resource staff is not sufficiently experienced. We can work with your staff and your legal counsel in responding to demands by these compliance agencies.