7C03 Front Pay

Front pay is appropriate whenever the contractor cannot place the victim immediately into his or her rightful place, or the position the victim would have been in if not for the discrimination. Front pay is the difference between the victim’s current pay and the pay associated with his or her rightful place. There are a number of circumstances that can prevent immediate achievement of rightful place, including the absence of a vacancy, training required before beginning in the position, etc. When front pay is appropriate, the victim must start receiving the earnings associated with his or her rightful place from the date the CA is signed until a certain time in the future that is set by the CA or final order (usually when the contractor places him or her in the position at issue, or his or her position pay is equal to the rate it should be in his or her rightful place).