Systemic Discrimination? Let The Statistics Talk

Law360, New York (October 21, 2011, 1:23 PM EDT) -- In recent years, the Equal Employment Opportunity Office has prioritized charges of systemic discrimination, which involve the “pattern or practice” of discrimination by a company and often constitute class actions. The EEOC receives around 2,000 charges of systemic discrimination annually and, by the end of 2010, more than 60 cases were being actively litigated, representing around 14 percent of the EEOC’s docket.[1]

Pregnancy discrimination cases, in particular, have been on the rise. Over the last decade, the number of pregnancy discrimination complaints received by the EEOC...
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