The Value of a Vocational Expert in Employment Law Cases
The employment outlook has been a bit shaky for years, and although the job market has been improving of late, scores of small and large companies have been laying off employees since the “Great Recession” began in 2007. While many people have been let go simply for financial reasons, some have been told that they were being fired due to their own actions. But is this really true?
During this time, many individuals were terminated for inappropriate reasons such as age discrimination (based on the Age Discrimination Act of 1967), racial discrimination, gender discrimination, sexual discrimination, religious discrimination, or national origin discrimination.
Cases of employment discrimination can be very hard to prove, and may devolve into a situation of “your word against theirs (‘they’ being the employer whom you are suing).”
A vocational expert can be of tremendous help in employment law cases in assisting in documenting the case damages. Vocational experts can testify on matters such as did the plaintiff perform a reasonable job search after their termination or what the individual’s post termination earning capacity.
In fact the Supreme Court in New Jersey found in the Quinlan Case, that in order to prove future lost earnings, the Plaintiff attorney must hire a vocational expert as well as an economist.
Occupational Assessment Services, Inc. (OAS) is one of the top companies providing vocational expert services in the United States. We have extensive experience in working in both Plaintiff an Defendant Employment law cases. Contact OAS at 800-292-1919 to discuss how we can help with your case.