According to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, there was a record high number of discrimination complaints in 2011.
This is the second year in a row that the number has peaked and officials have stated that the most common filing was related to retaliation. Racial discrimination was the second-highest topic of complaint.
The agency stated that over 99,000 complaints were filed and nearly $455.6 million was awarded to those who were found to be have been discriminated against in the workplace.
There were over 7,000 complaints that involved federal employees and their claims totaled to nearly $58 million in relief. Also, the commission stated that they were able to resolve more cases then they had pending in 2011 and decreased the pending cases by 10 percent.
If you or a loved one has been treated unfairly in the workplace, you need representation your side that may be able to help you receive the representation that you are entitled to. Contact the Austin discrimination lawyers of The Melton Law Firm by calling 512-330-0017.