Review of Statistical Books for Use in Employment Discrimination Lawsuits

Over the past fifteen years, the statistical evidence offered as proof in employment discrimination lawsuits has become increasingly more sophisticated, and a number of books have been written on the statistical concepts and techniques used in these cases. Some of these books provide an excellent introduction to the use of statistics to detect discrimination; others provide more advanced treatises, including specific information that might be helpful during cross-examination or rebuttal.

This journal article presents a review of some of the books currently available and provide information about each to help interested attorneys decide which statistical resources are most appropriate for particular needs.

Fran Stancavage
Managing Researcher