Matthew R. Thompson

Vice President, Practice Leader of Labor and Employment
Matthew R. Thompson | Labor and Employment | Charles River Associates

Matthew Thompson has worked extensively with attorneys and human resource professionals in analyzing labor-related issues, including employment discrimination and wage and hour violations.

He specializes in the empirical analysis of the ways in which gender, age, race, and ethnic origin are related to employment practices, and he assists clients with the development and production of complex databases that are instrumental in analyzing wage and hour and other labor related issues.

Dr. Thompson helps clients respond to Office of Federal Contract Compliance Program (OFCCP) audits and develop processes to proactively monitor employment decisions. In addition, he provides economic loss estimates for single plaintiff and class action cases, and has provided expert witness testimony in state and federal cases. Dr. Thompson has presented employment discrimination issues to attorneys and human resource professionals at seminars on the use of statistics in employment litigation and has been an invited speaker at Atlanta Bar Association and Jacksonville Industry Liaison Group conferences. Prior to joining CRA, he was a principal with ERS Group.

Selected engagements

  • 01
    CRA experts use market research expertise to evaluate claims in a wage and hour class action dispute
    CRA experts advised Defendents in a class action wage and hour dispute in the over the road trucking industry. Plaintiffs claimed that they were only paid for...
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  • 02
    CRA consultants conduct analysis of teacher hiring practices
    CRA consultants conducted an analysis of teacher hiring practices at Greenwich Public Schools (GPS) from 2017 to 2022, finding results to be consistent with a...
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  • 03
    Retained by multi-national firm facing discrimination suits
    CRA was retained on behalf of a multi-national firm providing technology, consulting, and business process services facing several hiring, promotion, and...
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