EEOC Made Cos. Pay $365M In Record Enforcement Year

Law360, New York (November 19, 2012, 7:22 PM EST) -- The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission secured more than $365.4 million in relief from the private sector over the past year, a record in monetary benefits collected through enforcement actions, the agency said Monday.

The amount represents a $700,000 increase over last year, according to the EEOC's Performance and Accountability Report for fiscal year 2012. About 10 percent of the total monetary benefits, $36.2 million, came as settlements or conciliation agreements in connection with investigations into systemic employment violations, the report said. That figure is four...
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