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Tick, Tock. Watch the (Retaliation) Clock

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In 2009, retaliation overtook race as the most popular type of discrimination charge filed with the EEOC. One reason: Retaliation has become easier to prove in court since a 2006 Supreme Court decision adopted a broader defintion of retaliation. Here are the number of retaliation claims that employees have filed with the EEOC since 1997:

1997     18,198     

1998     19,114

1999     19,694

2000     21,613

2001     22,257

2002     22,768

2003     22,690

2004     22,740

2005     22,278

2006     22,555

2007     26,663

2008     32,690

2009     33,613

Source: EEOC Charge Statistics

 

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