Agency Action

EEOC sees record year for monetary recovery. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has released data for the 2013 fiscal year showing that the agency obtained the highest monetary recovery in agency history — $372.1 million. During the fiscal year, which ran from October 1, 2012, to September 30, 2013, the agency handled 93,727 charges of workplace discrimination, a 5.7% decrease from the 99,412 charges received in fiscal year 2012. As in previous years, retaliation under all statutes was the most frequently cited basis for discrimination charges, increasing in both actual numbers (38,539) and as a percentage of all charges (41.1%) from the previous year. This was followed by race discrimination (33,068/35.3%); sex discrimination, including sexual harassment and pregnancy discrimination (27,687/29.5%); and discrimination based on disability (25,957/27.7%). Read More...