More Bias Charges Filed In FY08 Than Ever: EEOC

Law360, New York (March 11, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Workplace discrimination charge filings with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission surged to an unprecedented level in the 2008 fiscal year, which saw a 15 percent spike compared to 2007, and the largest increases came in retaliation and age-based charges, the EEOC has reported.

There were 95,402 charge filings during the 2008 fiscal year, which ended Sept. 30 — up from 82,792 in 2007 and 75,768 in 2006, the EEOC said March 5.

Age charges increased from 19,103 in 2007 to 24,582 in 2008, while retaliation...
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