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EEOC lawsuits are down, but is that good news?

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in Discrimination and Harassment,Human Resources

The EEOC filed only 122 discrimination lawsuits against employers in fiscal year 2012, less than half the number it did in 2011, says the Seyfarth Shaw law firm. They attributed the decline to a series of court rulings in which the EEOC was slapped down for “shooting first, aiming later.”

Now, the agency is expected to be more selective and careful, especially with systematic-bias cases. In fact, the EEOC recently tweeted that employers can expect “quality over quantity” in EEOC lawsuits in the coming year.

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