Bias Claims Hit Record Levels In 2010, EEOC Says

Law360, New York (January 11, 2011, 1:27 PM EST) -- Workplace discrimination claims filed with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission reached unprecedented levels in 2010, with retaliation allegations edging out the number of race discrimination claims for the first time ever, the agency said Tuesday.

Employees filed 99,922 discrimination claims against private employers and state and local governments in the 2010 fiscal year ending Sept. 30, the EEOC said. That represents a 7 percent increase compared to the 93,277 claims filed in 2009, the data showed.

For the first time since the agency opened in...
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