EEOC September Job Bias Suits Fall in Year of Covid-19, Election

Oct. 5, 2020, 6:36 PM

The EEOC’s annual fiscal-year-end litigation push fell hardest on health-care providers, retailers, and restaurants in a September that saw the number of new suits against employers by the agency drop significantly for the second straight year.

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s fiscal second-half opened April 1, as the country was in the early days of the Covid-19 pandemic, and closed Sept. 30, as it was in the final stretch of the 2020 election cycle. The 31 new merits lawsuits the EEOC filed in September, a month that typically sees a flurry of litigation activity by the job rights watchdog, was ...

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