EEOC Again Sees Prevalence of Workplace Retaliation Claims

Feb. 26, 2021, 4:28 PM

Workers alleging employers unlawfully retaliated against them once again topped the charts of claims filed with the EEOC in fiscal year 2020, a trend that’s held strong for at least three years, and now through a pandemic.

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission announced the fiscal year data Friday, also reporting that allegations of retaliation outnumbered allegations of bias based on disability, race, or sex. The agency previously made public a record in monetary recoveries for workers alleging bias, coupled with its second-lowest number of merit lawsuits filed in more than 20 years.

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