Yesterday, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission announced it received 99,412 private sector workplace discrimination charges during the 2012 fiscal year. In its press release , the EEOC noted that while the number of charges is down slightly from last year, it recovered $365.4 million dollars for employees, the “largest amount of monetary recovery” through its
The EEOC Came Knocking (Part Two): Effective Position Statements
Posted in Discrimination
For Part Two of my “EEOC Came Knocking” series (click here for Part One), We thought we’d offer some tips on how to present an effective position statement as part of your response to an EEOC charge. A solid position statement is critical to the employer’s defense of an EEOC charge. It is…
The EEOC Came Knocking (Part One): What Should I Do?
Posted in Discrimination, Harassment
Last week, we spoke at the Florida Public Human Resources Association’s Annual Conference at the Waldorf Astoria in Naples, Florida. For the first of our two sessions, we were asked to present on EEOC charges which, as you all probably know, is a pretty timely topic given some of the recent record statistics (almost …