EEOC breaks record for amount won for workplace discrimination victims

, The National Law Journal


After a record-breaking year in fiscal 2011, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission during the past fiscal year has built on the gains it achieved, the agency reported January 28.

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  • Darren McKinney, American Tort Reform Association, Washington, D.C.

    "These remarkable achievements" you speak of, Ms. Berrien, are at least in part why unemployment still stubbornly hovers near 8% more than three years after our economy's so-called recovery began. But you just keep on suing employers, ma'am. That'll surely engender confidence and convince businesses to rev up their hiring.

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