Employment Discrimination Charges at All Time High
Posted on August 9, 2011 by Eugene Hollander
In fiscal 2010, there have been a record number of employment discrimination charges filed with the EEOC - 99,922 to be exact. The EEOC investigates claims of discrimination in the workplace involving age, gender, national origin, religion as well as sexual harassment and disability claims. The EEOC will also investigate employee's complaints that they were retaliated for complaining of discrimination in the workplace. According to a study by Business Week, the state with the most amount of merit resolutions concerning employment discrimination claims was Texas, followed by Florida, Georgia and Indiana. Preliminary figures from the EEOC show that the number of charges filed is slightly ahead of 2010.