By Charles S. Clark firstname.lastname@example.org January 12, 2011
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission on Tuesday reported that private sector job discrimination complaints rose to an unprecedented level of nearly 100,000 in fiscal 2010, an increase of 6,715 over the previous year, while the agency documented clear progress in reducing a backlog of unprocessed charges.
Through its programs in enforcement, mediation and litigation over complaints of bias -- based on race, gender, disability, religion and retaliation -- EEOC in 2010 secured more than $404 million in benefits for victims from employers. That is the highest level of monetary relief ever obtained by the commission through the administrative process, the report said.
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