EEOC Sets Annual Records For Discrimination Charges, Awards.
In fiscal 2010, the agency said it received 99,922 such charges due to factors that include economic conditions; increased diversity and demographic shifts in the labor force; employees’ greater awareness of the law; and improvements in its intake practices, consumer services and public accessibility.
Monetary awards set record
The EEOC said monetary benefits for victims of workplace discrimination totaled more than $364.6 million in fiscal 2011—also the highest in its history. That compares with $319 million in monetary benefits in the previous year.