Charged Up: EEOC Reports Record Claims
In its Annual Report for FY 2011, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) revealed that it received a record number of charges, 99,947, of which 25,742 were under the ADA. Among the various lawsuits filed, the types of claims cited most often were disability discrimination (80) followed by retaliation (73). Of the 277 merit lawsuits resolved, 42 contained ADA claims. Among systemic discrimination lawsuits, two large settlements included ADA violations. Click here for more information.