On January 25, 2012, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) released its enforcement and litigation statistics for FY 2011.  The statistics show that the EEOC received a record 99,947 charges of discrimination and that, despite a record number of charges, the EEOC processed and resolved more charges than were filed, resolving 112,499 charges during FY 2011.  On the monetary damages front, the EEOC obtained $455.6 million in relief through EEOC mediation and litigation efforts, which represents $51 million increase from the previous fiscal year.


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