Valuing Damages in Labor and Employment Cases

Valuing Damages in Labor and Employment Cases
Presented by the Bar Association of San Francisco 

Valuing Damages in Labor and Employment Cases

Discrimination, Fair Pay Act, Wrongful Termination, Class Action

Date December 2, 2020
Program 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.
MCLE No MCLE is provided.


Nora Ostrofe
J.S. Held

Recent events (the #MeToo and Black Lives movements and pandemic-related layoffs and terminations) and legislation (the California Equal Pay Act 2019 amendment) have led labor and employment attorneys to expect an influx of litigation. California and Federal Equal Pay Act, and Title VII discrimination cases often require detailed calculations of compensation with, and without, alleged discrimination.

Wrongful termination wage loss claims, or calculations of back pay and front pay, can be quite challenging. Research may involve the availability of comparable jobs, the effect of the termination on the Plaintiff’s employment prospects, the expected duration of the Plaintiff’s job search, and the Plaintiff’s expected post-termination earnings.

Furthermore, front pay claims are frequently disregarded by finders of fact when they award economic damages. Class action cases frequently require management and analysis of voluminous and frequently disorderly data sets. Nora will explain perspectives that experts can take that influence value.

Useful Practice Pointers and Takeaways:

  • Minimizing economic expert fees
  • Obtaining economic data through discovery from recalcitrant opposing counsel
  • How to depose and cross examine economic experts
  • How to read and understand an economist’s report
  • How to build a credible case for damage claims (or identify incredible ones)
  • How to address inadequate attempts to mitigate damages
  • How to get the most from your economic expert

For a printable flyer, click here.

Event Code: G201628


 $30 Nonmember


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12/2/2020 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Online Only San Francisco, CA

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