Retaliation Claims Set Record High at EEOC

According to data released by the U.S. Equal Opportunity Commission, Claimants filed a record-high 37,955 retaliation charges with the EEOC in 2014.  Retaliation charges accounted for almost 43 percent of all charges filed with the EEOC last year.  Claims based on race discrimination (35% of all charges) and sex discrimination (29.3% of all charges)* rounded out the top three categories of EEOC charges.

*The math does not appear to add up, but that is a function of claimants alleging discrimination on more than one basis.

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