February 12, 2007

EEOC Reports Record Number of Cases

Last year, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission received a total of 75,768 discrimination charges against private sector employers, the first increase in charge filings since 2002. The statistics, show that charges based on race, sex, and retaliation (were the most frequent allegations, as in past years. (EEOC Report.) "These figures tell us that discrimination remains a persistent problem in the 21st century workplace," said EEOC Chair Naomi C. Earp. The silver lining in the report is that a record 8,201 cases were resolved through voluntary mediation. (infoZine News.)

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