The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) is responsible for enforcing federal laws that make it illegal to discriminate against a job applicant or an employee because of the person’s race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), national origin, age (40 or older), disability or genetic information.
The EEOC claims increased for the second year in a row. The EEOC has released detailed breakdowns of the 91,503 workplace discrimination charges filed in fiscal year 2016. Retaliation charges were the most common in 2016, making up 45.9% of all charges filed. This is the first year that the agency has included statistics about LGBT charges in its summary, showing the resolution of 1,650 sex discrimination charges and the recovery of $4.4 million for LGBT individuals. If you have questions regarding employment discrimination, please contact your Tampa Employment Lawyer, Darren D. McClain.
This post was written by Darren McClain