Monday, November 21, 2016

That is SO last week

Last week, the EEOC released its 2016 Annual Performance and Accountability Report. In fiscal year 2016, which ended September 30, the agency won $482.1 million for workers and resolved 97,443 charges—6.5 % more than it received. This is $43 million less than the agency recovered in the 2015 fiscal year. This year’s recovery includes $347.9 million for victims of employment discrimination in private and public sector workplaces through mediation, conciliation, and settlements; $52.2 million for workers harmed by discriminatory practices through agency litigation; and $82 million for federal employees and applicants. EEOC Chair Jenny Yang said the agency is “proud of our efforts to foster constructive solutions that promote prosperity for all our workers, employers and communities.”
  • One of the largest trucking and transportation companies in North America agreed to pay $260,000 and provide other relief to settle EEOC charges that it discriminated against East Indian Sikh job applicants.
  • Georgia Power Company will pay more than $1.5 million to settle a class disability discrimination lawsuit brought by the EEOC on behalf of 24 workers.
  • A former dean at the University of California Berkeley School of Law withdrew his federal discrimination lawsuit against the school after a federal judge declined to stop sexual harassment disciplinary proceedings against the former dean.
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