EEOC Reports Record Number Of Bias Charges In 2011

Law360, New York (November 16, 2011, 5:52 PM EST) -- The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission received a record number of new discrimination charges this year but still managed to trim its inventory of pending charges for the first time since 2002, the agency said Wednesday.

The EEOC received 99,947 charges of discrimination during the 2011 fiscal year, which ended Sept. 30 — the highest number of new charges in the agency's 46-year history, the agency said in its annual Performance and Accountability Report. 

Nonetheless, the EEOC said it finished off the fiscal year with 78,136...
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