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Calculation of Damages

Our experts have the economic and financial knowledge to assess damages for trial, settlement negotiations, and mediation purposes.

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Overview

Our experts have the economic and financial knowledge to assess damages for trial, settlement negotiations, and mediation purposes. They have prepared estimates of economic losses, including back-pay and front-pay, in cases involving allegations of:

  • Discrimination in hiring, promotion, compensation, and termination
  • Wage and hour claims
  • Personal injury and wrongful death claims

For economic loss estimates involving a single plaintiff, our experts use their knowledge of labor-market trends (e.g., use of publicly available data regarding length of likely periods of unemployment) to develop an in-depth and tailored approach to the valuation of damages for the specific individual.

BRG experts also frequently calculate damages on a larger scale for class-wide discrimination and wage and hour claims. For example, when allegations of employees working off the clock are made, BRG experts compute estimates of the lost earnings associated with alleged non-paid hours for the class of workers.

BRG experts estimate economic damages associated with pay differences using different statistical techniques, including multiple regression analysis, on a class or individual basis. Further, they have used cohort analyses to identify comparators for allegations of pay, promotion, and termination analyses.