Equal Employment Opportunity
Commission (EEOC) Annual Report
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently
released its annual report of enforcement and litigation data
for fiscal year 2018. The report provides a snapshot of employment
discrimination law in the U.S. and often indicates trend lines,
providing insight for employers on the breadth of employment
A few notable statistics:
- 76,418 – number of workplace discrimination charges
received by the agency
- $505 million – dollars paid by employers as
a result of charges
- 39,469 – number of retaliation charges
filed (51.6% of all charges)
- 24,605 – number of sex related
charges (32.3% of all charges)
- 199 – number of merit lawsuits
filed by the EEOC
The EEOC saw a 13.6 percent increase in sexual harassment charges
from FY 2017.
The report serves as a reminder to employers of just how prevalent
claims of employment discrimination are. The number of retaliation
charges should put employers on notice to be extra careful when
an employee has complained of discrimination, even if informally.
Employers should conduct annual training on discrimination and
harassment for both employees and managers.
A company’s best defense against
the potential expense and aggravation related to federal or state
law violations is to proactively review and revise as needed
all Human Resources policies, handbooks, hiring procedures, compensation,
benefits, training programs, communications tools and other functions.
The professionals of PHHR are ready to assist your organization
with this type of training as well as to maintain compliance
with the latest state and federal mandates.
Paul Hilton Human Resources Consulting works with our clients to insure that all required documentation is correct and sufficient to successfully defend against a claim to any unemployment compensation commission.
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