EEOC Discrimination Charges and Monetary Relief Obtained Hit Record Highs in 2011

January 2012
Employment Law Notes
The EEOC measures its success by numbers, and according to its annual report, 2011 was a record year. The agency received a record 99,947 charges of discrimination in fiscal year 2011, the highest number of charges in the agency’s 46-year history. It also received more than $364 million in monetary benefits, also the highest level ever obtained. The agency’s private sector mediation program also obtained a record level of monetary benefits: more than $170 million.