Expert Report on Pay Equity Claims at a Government Agency
In 2020, Edgeworth Partner Dr. Nathan Woods was retained by the defense in a matter alleging pay disparities adverse to women working with a state government agency. Plaintiffs brought claims under state law alleging the agency paid women less than men in certain jobs.
Dr. Woods submitted an expert report that analyzed compensation and other human resource records and found no statistically significant compensation differences adverse to women in any of the jobs at issue. In addition, Dr. Woods showed how adjusting individual pay rates under the state’s legislation, based on remediating any pay difference between men and women in the same job at the agency, would, counterintuitively, disadvantage women through larger average increases to men.
This matter was resolved favorably prior to trial.