Employment Liability Lawsuits Rise

What’s driving the record breaking 2011 EEOC employment discrimination charges? Unemployment rates are still at higher than expected levels and, for the unemployed, time out of work has been much longer than anticipated. Layoffs may also lead to an increase … Continue reading

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Will Laid Off Workers Sue?

Charges of discrimination filed with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) reached their highest level ever in 2010. While sex and race discrimination charges led the pack, their overall numbers were down slightly from the previous year.

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Will Laid Off Workers Sue?

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission reported s it received the second-highest number ever of workplace discrimination charges in 2009. While sex and race discrimination charges led the pack, their overall numbers were down slightly from the previous year. A more growing concern is retaliation claims, which accounted for 36% of all EEOC charges and ballooned 55 percent from 2000 to 2009. Continue reading

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