Engagements

Class action alleging violations of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act

Advised counsel to a large state research university in a Title VII class action claim alleging discrimination on the basis of race with respect to promotions and compensation within a support department. CRA collected data from multiple systems on pay, job history, performance ratings, and applicant flow, and created analytic databases for the analysis of pay, hiring, promotions, and terminations. Analyses included charts and tables describing pay by race and gender; descriptive statistics of the workforce over time; counts of hires, terminations, promotions, and internal transfers; descriptive statistics on applicant behavior; and statistical analysis of hiring and promotional selection from actual applicant pools. CRA reviewed and critiqued the opposing expert’s report and assisted in outlining lines of question for the expert’s deposition. The class claims in this matter were subsequently dropped.