EEOC Wins a Record $365M for Workplace Bias Victims in Fiscal 2011
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission recovered a record $365 million for victims of workplace discrimination in fiscal 2011 through administrative enforcement.
The agency also resolved 277 merits suits for a monetary recovery of about $91 million, according to a report (PDF).
The agency also received a record 99,947 discrimination charges in the fiscal year, according to a press release and the National Law Journal. At the same time, the report says, the agency was able to cut its backlog by 10 percent. The agency has hired several hundred new employees because of “hefty budget increases” in 2009 and 2010, the NLJ says.