Charges filed with EEOC hit record high in Fiscal 2011
Discrimination charges filed with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) have hit another record. According to the EEOC’s annual Performance and Accountability Report, released Nov. 15, 2011, the agency received 99,947 charges of employment discrimination in fiscal year 2011, the largest number of charges filed in one year since the agency was established in 1965.
The report revealed that the agency also had a record 10% reduction in the EEOC’s backlog of pending cases and $364.6 million in back pay and penalties paid to victims of workplace discrimination. In addition, the EEOC’s private-sector national mediation program hit a milestone by collecting more than $170 million in monetary benefits for plaintiffs and by resolving 9,831 cases-another record.
Since 2009, the agency has added more than 200 employees to its staff.
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The institute of WorkComp Professionals December 2011 Newsletter
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