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Texas Led The Nation In Bias Charges Last Year, EEOC Says

Law360, New York (May 15, 2012, 8:17 PM EDT) -- More federal workplace discrimination charges were filed in Texas than in any other state in 2011, with 10 percent of all charges nationwide lodged there, according to state-by-state data released by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission on Monday.

The EEOC received a record 99,947 charges of discrimination during the 2011 fiscal year, which ended Sept. 30, and of those, 9,952 charges were brought in Texas, the agency said.

Within Texas, retaliation charges were the most common, with race and gender bias claims following close behind, the EEOC's data showed. Nonetheless, the state accounted for 15 percent of all national origin...

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