Discrimination

We identify direct and indirect discrimination behaviors in the public and private sector that lead to economic unfairness. We investigate discrimination bias arising from the use of algorithms, artificial intelligence and pricing policies that cause a disparate impact on protected minorities.

Our original research spans across all major economic sectors and is grounded in solid statistical methodologies. We focus on practices that have a disproportionate impact on subsets of the population that present one of the many protected characteristics such as: gender, age, ethnicity, disability and religion.

Our discrimination practice focuses on the many aspects of the enforcement cycle: from identifying discriminatory conduct, to estimating damages and producing expert reports assessing disparate impact.

For any Discrimination related enquiries please contact Paul Vella at paul.vella@fideres.com

Team

Services

Original Investigations

Producing research that outlines discriminatory practices

Assessing disparate impact on relevant protected minority groups

Identify digital algorithmic discrimination

Discriminatory impact of artificial intelligence

Creative Problem Solution

Statistical and data analysis to determine disparate impact

Address class action commonality issues, where applicable

High Quality Expert Work

Expert reports

Expert witness testimony

Merits reports

Plan of allocation and settlement distribution

Damages analysis

Data analysis

Track record

Fideres’s economics and data analysis expertise allow us to provide law firms and claimants with statistical evidence of discrimination, disparate impact and damages quantification. We have been involved in arbitration and litigation proceedings in the United States, the United Kingdom and South Africa that involve discriminatory conduct in a number of industry sectors: from finance to big tech. In Discrimination cases, as for other types of litigation, Fideres’s unique strength is its ability to use publicly available data to identify this form of wrongdoing and provide expert evidence from a pre-filing stage to trial. The list below illustrates the breath of our experience in this field:

  • Pre-paid cards
  • Energy payments affected minorities
  • Landline overcharging

News and Research

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Research

Was The UK Vaccine Rollout Discriminatory?

August 24, 2021
No - It was the picture of fairness.
Research

Can Algorithms Discriminate?

June 25, 2021
Fideres investigates algorithmic mortgage discrimination in the US.
Research

Fideres’s Christmas Investigation

December 16, 2019
Travel price discrimination.
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