EEOC Says Job Bias Charges Rose 9% In 2007

Law360, New York (March 5, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- The U.S. Equal Opportunity Employment Commission said Wednesday that job bias charges rose 9% overall in 2007, with double-digit percentage jumps in almost every major charge category. But lawyers are skeptical about whether the increase in the number of charges translates to more discrimination in American workplaces.

The EEOC received a total of 82,792 private sector discrimination charge filings during fiscal 2007, a figure which represents the largest annual increase since the early 1990s and the highest volume of incoming charges since 2002, according to the...
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