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Disability, Sex Bias Claims Lead Rush of EEOC Year-End Lawsuits

Oct. 6, 2017, 11:24 AM

The EEOC closed its 2017 fiscal year with the usual flurry of new lawsuits against U.S. employers, including Fortune 500 companies Wal-Mart, Home Depot, Publix, and Lowe’s.

The federal job rights agency filed 86 new cases in September, with allegations of disability- and sex-based discrimination leading the way. The total mirrors previous Septembers for the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in reflecting a spike in the final month of the agency’s fiscal year.

However, this September was also the most active litigation-wise the agency has had since 2011.

The September filings for this year show the EEOC’s strong focus on disability ...