EEOC Announces Record-Setting Year

November 26th, 2011 by JBWK

The EEOC had a record-setting FY2011, which ended September 30, topping the number of charges received and money recovered in any previous year.

The EEOC received 99,947 charges in FY2011 alone, nearly 275 every single day of the year. It recovered $364.6 million for victims of workplace harassment and discrimination, a pace of about $1 million a day. It also reduced its infamous backlog of pending discrimination charges. At the end of the fiscal year, 78,136 charges remained pending.

It shows no sign of relenting, so employers must be prepared to continue preventing discrimination to head off complaints and likely dealing with a greater number of claims regardless of what steps they take.


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