The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has announced that 93,277 workplace discrimination charges were filed with EEOC during Fiscal Year (FY) 2009, the second highest level ever. The EEOC is responsible for prosecuting federal administrative charges of discrimination under various federal laws, including the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA).
Monetary recovery by plaintiffs in those cases totaled over $376 million. The data released by the Commission shows that private sector bias hit an all-time high in 2009, not surprising considering the sluggish U.S. economy.
For further information about the data release by the EEOC, you can link to the EEOC’s information here.