What The EEOC's Charge Stats Really Mean To GCs

Law360, New York (February 6, 2015, 8:40 PM EST) -- The charge statistics released by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission on Wednesday are only a small part of the employment picture, attorneys say, with general counsel needing to pay close attention to the more hidden numbers as they shape litigation strategies and steer compliance efforts.

The workplace discrimination watchdog issued data tables breaking down the 88,778 bias charges it received in the last fiscal year, which ran from Oct. 1, 2013, though Sept. 30, 2014. Among other things, they showed workers in fiscal 2014 filed the lowest number of discrimination charges since 2007, but the amount of retaliation claims accounted...

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