The EEOC says job bias claims of all kinds hit record levels during federal fiscal year 2008. A total of 95,402 complaints were filed during the year ending Sept. 30, 2008. The figure constitutes a 15% increase over 2007.
Race, gender and retaliation still constitute the largest number of charges. Age discrimination and retaliation for age discrimination were the fastest-growing categories of complaints.
EEOC officials wouldn’t label it a trend, but considering that employers face new laws, changed regulations and an economic downturn, it’s safe to say complaints will increase for the near future.
Note: Employers must update policies and procedures to comply with the mountain of new rules they must follow. Train supervisors on the new laws and refresh their understanding of the old ones.
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