Large U.S. Shipping Company

The Situation

The EEOC filed suit against a large shipping company, alleging a nation-wide pattern and practice of underpromoting and undercompensating African-Americans.

NERA's Role

NERA examined employment data from the company and concluded that, when analyzed correctly, African-Americans had received a proportionate share of promotions and that there was no statistical evidence to support an allegation of differential pay.

The Result

At the summary judgment phase, the judge dismissed the case, citing the NERA analysis and concluding that the statistics proffered by the EEOC were insufficient to sustain the case.