EEOC Releases Enforcement and Litigation Statistics for Fiscal Year 2012
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently released its report on enforcement and litigation statistics for the 2012 fiscal year. The number of people who filed race discrimination claims (33,512) increased in 2012, which put it in the category with retaliation (37,836) and sexual discrimination (30,356) as the most frequently filed charges. However, the overall number of private sector workplace discrimination charges decreased to 99,412.
The EEOC filed 122 lawsuits during 2012. The EEOC succeeded in providing 23,446 people with both monetary and non-monetary benefits. Through its administrative process, the EEOC recovered $365.4 million from state and local governments and the private sector. The EEOC also significantly reduced its charge inventory.
Jacqueline A. Berrien, the EEOC Chair, said, “We look forward to building on these accomplishments and further advancing the agency's mission as we implement our new Strategic Enforcement Plan in the coming year.
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