I'm not an attorney. But I've been an expert witness in matters dealing with claims of ethnic, gender, and even reverse discrimination in recruiting and hiring practices for about two decades. Working with both plaintiffs and defendants, on the side of both federal agencies and private employers, I've seen challenges to virtually every aspect of a recruiting and hiring program. Some of the cases have involved tens of thousands of candidates and tens of millions of dollars in claims.

In writing this chapter, though, I've drawn on the big brain and experience of a senior attorney in labor and employment law, Jeffrey Ross. Jeff is a Partner with Seyfarth Shaw LLP, a firm with one of the most respected employment ...

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