EEOC Charges Against Law Firms Skyrocket Post-Recession

Law360, New York (August 7, 2013, 10:14 PM EDT) -- The number of discrimination charges filed with the U.S. Equal Employment and Opportunity Commission by employees of law firms and other legal service providers skyrocketed nearly 140 percent last fiscal year, according to agency statistics, in what employment law experts say is likely a delayed wave of conflicts springing from post-recession terminations and related disputes.

The total number of charges filed with the EEOC alleging breaches of federal protections against gender, race and other forms of discrimination in the legal industry more than doubled, from 225...
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