EEOC Discrimination Charges Increase In 2006

Law360, New York (February 2, 2007, 12:00 AM EST) -- Discrimination charges brought against private employers by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission showed an increase in 2006 for the first time since 2002, according to data released by the EEOC.

The EEOC said it filed 75,768 individual charge filings in 2006, up from 75,428 a year before. Additionally, almost all categories of filings saw an increase in 2006, except for age and equal pay charges. Race, sex and retaliation charges were the most frequent allegations made last year.

The data also included a tally of...
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