ALERT: EEOC Claims Increasing

2007 EEOC discrimination charges jumped to highest level in five years

The US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) reported a total of 82,792 private sector discrimination charges were filed in fiscal year 2007. This is the highest volume of incoming charges since 2002, and the largest annual increase (9%) since the early 1990s, according to the federal agency’s enforcement and litigation statistics.