EEOC Claims Steady, Litigation Slows

The EEOC released claims and litigation data for its most recent year. The result: discriminations charges trended slightly lower, while litigation nose-dived.

The agency fielded nearly 100,000 complaints for retaliation and discrimination. The number was down slightly from 2011. However, the EEOC only filed 122 lawsuits during the same time, less than haf the 2011 figure. Its total recovery in litigation was also halved, bringing in only $44.2 million, compared with $91 million the year before.

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