# BACKPAY CALCULATOR (FCHR METHOD)

Total WagesTotal InterestTotal Back Pay

__User Guide__

**Data Input**: enter your data, as follows:**Termination Date**: enter the date you were terminated.- Note: more generally speaking, this is the date in which your financial injury began
- Alternative: enter the date your salary was decreased/disparate/suppressed

**Judgment Date**: enter the date that the judgment was entered.- Alternative: enter the settlement date of your case (ie, the date your agreed-settlement went/goes into effect).

**Annual Wages**: enter your annual salary/wages- Note: if you
**didn't work an entire year**then:- determine the annual equivalent to your pay; and
- enter that number in the "Annual Wages" box

- Note: if you're only calculating
**pay disparity**then:- determine the difference between:
- what you should've been paid; and
- what you actually were paid.

- annualize that number
- enter that number in the "Annual Wages" box
- example: $1,000 = $50,000 - $49,000 (should've been paid 50k, but was discriminatorily paid 49k).

- determine the difference between:

- Note: if you

**Recommended Usage**: you'll probably get the best user-experience if you use`Google Chrome`

.**Salary Changes/Offsets:**if your wages/salary changed (or were offset by subsequent employment income) then do the following:- separate this calculation into multiple parts.
- give each part the following inputs:
- (1) start date;
- (2) end date; and
- (3) annualized payout.

- enter each input into the calculator
- hit calculate
- record the outcome
- repeat steps 4b-4e for each wage/salary.

**Shortcuts**: these keyboard shortcuts will run the calculation:- {ENTER} will run the calculation (if you're inside a user input field).
- ALT+A will also run the calculation (from anywhere).

__Calculation Info__

**Simple Interest**: The FCHR computes judgment interest with the**simple interest methodology**(ie,*not*the compound interest method).- Also, the agency doesn't attempt to compound interest on top of past interest.

**Units**: The FCHR uses weekly units and quarterly units to determine the proportional interest rates**Weekly Rounding**: The FCHR rounds the weekly units to the nearest one-half (eg, 6.50 weeks, 13.00 weeks)**Quarterly Assumption**: The FCHR treats each quarter as being thirteen weeks long (and one-fourth of a year)- In other words, their calculation doesn't account for some quarters being longer than others (in terms of
**actual days**)

- In other words, their calculation doesn't account for some quarters being longer than others (in terms of
**Base/Principal**: The FCHR accumulates all past [would-be] paychecks to arrive at the base/principal.- the base/principal is never increased by past interest.

**Weighted Average**: The FCHR takes a weighted-average of all the judgment interest rates within a year.**Interest Earned**: For each year, the FCHR multiplies that weighted-average interest rate by the base.- This product becomes the interest earned for the year.

**Totals***Wages*= accumulation of all past [would-be] paychecks. In the table (above), this is the**last row**in the "Base" column.*Interest*= sum of each year's interest. In the table (above), this is**sum of each row**in the "Interest Earned" column.*Back Pay*=*Wages*+*Interest*.

__Notes__

**Recency**: The FCHR most-recently used this calculation method in**August 2023**.- see
**Final Order 23-046**(*Parsons v. McGee Tire*; FCHR 2019-18423; DOAH 19-005134) (8/25/2023) - also see
**Final Order 21-076**(*Parsons v. McGee Tire*; FCHR 2019-18423; DOAH 19-005134) (11/18/2021) - as well as
**Final Order 18-038**(*Logan v. Brow Art*; FCHR 2017-00432; DOAH 17-005005) (8/2/2018)

- see
**Rationale**: The FCHR has not yet disclosedit calculates judgment interest this way.*why*- On April 27, 2022,
*TBD*asked the agencyit used this methodoogy.*why* - As of today's date, the civil rights agency has not responded.
*TBD*will update this note when the FCHR answers. *TBD*has not yet found any statute/case law/regulation/policy that says interest should/must be calculated this way.

- On April 27, 2022,

*TBD's* Commentary

*TBD's*Commentary

**Mathematical Shortcomings**: The**Simple Interest Method**has some well-known mathematical faults:- Interest does not compound upon itself;
- Instantaneous Withdrawing-&-Depositing will impact earned interest;
- After about a year, simple earned interest will grow slower than compound earned interest;
- Earned interest is impacted by the calculation interval (ie, end-of-month calculation versus end-of-year calculation)

**Continued Revelation**: this mechanical calculation method lends further insight into the war that civil rights litigation wages with theory, truth, facts, and logic.- So, you should remain vigilant when recovering damages inflicted upon you by civil rights violations.
- vigilance against your civil opponent; and
- vigilance against the agencies/actors who've sworn to [supposedly] uphold your rights. (see 42 USC §1983)

- So, you should remain vigilant when recovering damages inflicted upon you by civil rights violations.
**Useful**: despite the shortcomings, this calculation method is still useful. In fact, in some instances, it will yield favorable results for the injured party.

*booked up*on how the FCHR calculates Back Pay!

You'll probably need to know this when calculating/making settlement offers for your civil rights case.

As always, please get the justice that you deserve

Sincerely,

www.TextBookDiscrimination.com