EEOC Reports Job Bias Charges Hit Record High of Nearly 100,000 in Fiscal Year 2010

Source: U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), Press release, January 11, 2011

Retaliation Surpasses Race as Most Frequent Allegation; Agency Obtains $404 Million for Victims

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) today announced that private sector workplace discrimination charge filings with the federal agency nationwide hit an unprecedented level of 99,922 during fiscal year (FY) 2010, which ended Sept. 30, 2010.

Despite the increase in overall charges filed with the EEOC last fiscal year, the Commission dramatically slowed the growth of the charge inventory. As a result, the federal agency ended FY 2010 with 86,338 pending charges – an increase of only 570 charges, or less than one percent. Between fiscal years 2008 and 2009, the EEOC’s pending inventory increased 15.9 percent…

…The FY 2010 enforcement and litigation statistics, which include trend data, are available online.

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