Please read this information carefully before submitting a Reserve Fund Claim
What is the Reserve Fund? A Reserve Fund of $300,000 has been set aside from the Settlement fund. The Reserve Fund is available to compensate eligible Claimants who submitted applications to PwC for the positions at issue in the lawsuit between March 10, 2021 and June 10, 2022 who believe they were not hired by PwC due to age discrimination. Because the Reserve Fund involves claims arising after the Court finally approved the Settlement, eligible Claimants must submit a Reserve Fund Claim Form to petition for a share of the Reserve Fund.
Am I Eligible to Receive Money from the Reserve Fund? A Claimant is eligible to participate in the Reserve Fund process if the Claimant can demonstrate that, during the period March 10, 2021 through June 10, 2022, they applied in good faith to PwC to a Covered Position for which they were qualified, they were not hired during that period, and they believe that PwC’s failure to hire them was due at least in part to age discrimination.
- Claimant means a Settlement Class or Collective Member who did not previously exclude themselves from the Settlement and who properly submitted a completed Claim Form before the Court-ordered claim deadline of December 22, 2020. All Claimants were mailed Settlement Check(s) in April 2021. If you want to confirm whether you are a Claimant, please contact JND Legal Administration using the information provided below.
- Covered Position means full-time Associate, Experienced Associate, and Senior Associate positions in PwC’s Tax and Assurance lines of service.
What is the deadline to submit a Reserve Fund Claim Form? To petition for a share of the Reserve Fund, you must properly submit a completed Reserve Fund Claim Form to Class Counsel c/o JND on or before September 10, 2022 and provide evidence regarding your application and qualifications.
How much money will I receive for my Reserve Fund Claim? Class Counsel will assess the merit of each Reserve Fund Claim and will allocate an award of $0 to $10,000 in damages to the petitioning Claimant. Class Counsel’s decisions are final and unappealable.
How do I submit a Reserve Fund Claim Form? You can submit a Reserve Fund Claim Form by email to info@PwCApplicantCase.com. You can also mail or fax a Reserve Fund Claim Form to Class Counsel c/o JND Legal Administration using the information below:
Rabin v. PwC Settlement Administrator
c/o JND Legal Administration
P.O. Box 91209
Seattle, WA 98111
Important: It is highly encouraged that you contact JND Legal Administration after submitting your Reserve Fund Claim Form to confirm receipt. Class Counsel and JND Legal Administration are not responsible for any Reserve Claim Forms for which they cannot confirm receipt, and such claims will not be reviewed or paid.
What do I give up by submitting a Reserve Fund Claim Form? If you are a Claimant, the Settlement provides that the Reserve Fund process is your sole remedy for any age discrimination-related claims related to any applications to Covered Positions submitted during the period March 10, 2021 through June 10, 2022. This means that Claimants have already waived their right to file against PwC or any of the Released Parties a lawsuit, an administrative charge with the EEOC or state/local agencies, or an arbitration demand, asserting claims of discrimination on the basis of age and/or claims of retaliation for raising claims of discrimination on the basis of age, relating to any applications to Covered Positions submitted during the period March 10, 2021 through June 10, 2022. This release is binding regardless of whether you choose to submit a Reserve Fund Claim Form.
When Will I Be Paid? Class Counsel will review all Reserve Fund Claims during fall 2022. Class Counsel expects to make payments of Reserve Fund Claims, if any, during winter 2022-2023. This page will be updated as the process is completed.
How Can I Get More Information? If you would like more information about the Reserve Fund process, you may contact JND Legal Administration by email at info@PwCApplicantCase.com or by phone toll-free at 1-877-545-0239. Please mention that you are calling about the PwC Reserve Fund process when you call.