EEOC Puts Bull's Eye On Systemic Workplace Bias

Law360, New York (January 21, 2011, 7:35 PM EST) -- Despite filing fewer merits lawsuits over the past few years, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is bringing more actions alleging systemic discrimination than ever before, and with greater resources and plenty of investigations in the pipeline, the trend is expected to continue, attorneys say.

Statistics announced this month show the EEOC filed 250 merits lawsuits last year, an 11 percent drop from the previous year and a 33 percent drop since the commission began its focus on systemic enforcement in 2006.

Meanwhile, the number of...
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