Cahn Litigation Services is skilled and experienced at identifying the ideal expert to provide expert witness services for all types of discrimination matters, and is frequently called upon by law firm clients to locate a specialist in age discrimination, representing either the defendant or plaintiff. Typically, an age discrimination expert witness has a background and expertise in employment law, human resources, and/or economic damages as they relate to emotional distress damages and employment discrimination.
Age discrimination involves prejudicial attitudes towards older people and the aging process; discriminatory practices against older workers; and practices and policies that foster stereotypes about elderly people. Affirmative action is a set of laws and policies intended to end discrimination, and primarily focuses on education and employment. The US government agency Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is responsible for enforcing employment laws regarding discrimination against an applicant or employee due to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetic information. Further, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) prohibits employment discrimination against persons 40 years of age or older.
An age discrimination claim requiring age discrimination expert witness services often involve employment law cases, such as wrongful termination, hiring practices, and harassment.
Age discrimination litigation support could include record review, research, expert opinion, and expert testimony in court. In a high-profile case a law firm may request a testifying expert with prior expert witness experience. In addition, a law firm may seek an affirmative action expert for pre-litigation consulting work.
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The below expert witness bios represent a small fraction of those Age Discrimination experts known by Cahn Litigation Services. These bios are provided to give lawyers a sense of the Age Discrimination landscape.
This expert holds a PhD in Industrial/Organizational Psychology and serves as associate professor of management a Business College. Specializing in adverse impact analysis and validating employment selection procedures, this expert has worked for Fortune 100 companies and government organizations where this expert provided human resource solutions for identifying and developing talent. This expert has provided HR solutions for a diverse range of occupations and industries including public safety, health care, transportation, skilled trades, clerical, management, and various other blue and white collar jobs. This expert has extensive experience developing minimum qualifications, selection/promotional examinations, including selection procedures for positions under Federal Consent Decree. This expert's selection systems have met the legal and professional scrutiny of the Department of Justice, plaintiff attorneys, and renowned Industrial/Organizational Psychologists, and this expert has experience providing litigation support. This expert has used expertise to:
This expert has presented, published, and reviewed research in the areas of selection, performance management, career development, diversity and training. This expert is an active member of the American Psychological Association and the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology.
This expert is Founder and President of a highly successful national consultancy, certified rehabilitation counselor, Diplomate of the American Board of Vocational Experts and certified life care planner who has provided services for the severely disabled for many years. Additionally, this expert has served as Vocational Expert for plaintiffs and defendants in Wrongful Termination, Sexual Harassment and Age, Sex and Disability Discrimination cases, as well as cases involving the American's with Disabilities Act.
In these cases, this expert has provided a vocational evaluation which consists of a record review, vocational diagnostic interview, work and transferable skills analysis, and when necessary, testing to make a determination of the individual's ability to perform gainful work activity, as well as their earning capacity in the local labor market. In addition, at times a Labor Market Survey is conducted to document the availability of job openings in the geographical area.
The vocational evaluation assists both plaintiff and defense attorneys in determining the effect a wrongful termination has on the earning capability of an individual after the incident. Research regarding job openings and wages for available positions using government and local sources is performed as part of the assessment. This information documents whether the plaintiff has conducted a reasonable job search and if the person has sustained any diminution of earnings capacity. A written report by a certified rehabilitation counselor who is experienced in termination cases can assist in documenting the case damages.
This expert has been performing forensic evaluations in wrongful termination, discrimination and harassment cases for many years, on a nationwide basis.
This expert is credentialed by the American Board of Vocational Experts, the Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification and the International Academy of Life Care Planners. This expert has provided rehabilitation services to, and evaluated the vocational and employability potential of, over six thousand individuals.