This week’s topic is the EEOC in 2012, a year in review.
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) filed fewer lawsuits in 2012 than in 2011, but made more money. How? By picking bigger cases (a process known as “systemic discrimination”).
Here are the numbers:
- The number of EEOC lawsuits in 2012 decreased by over 200% from the previous year (122 in 2012 from 261 in 2011).
- The number of systemic discrimination investigations (cases that involve more than 20 affected people) quadrupled in 2012 – resulting in 12 suits and 46 settlements.
- The EEOC had 99,412 discrimination charges filed with them, a smaller number than 2011.
- The EEOC recovered $365.4 million in 2012 – the highest number in the agency’s history.
The EEOC was created by man. They rebelled. They evolved. They look and feel human. Some are programmed to think they are human. There are many copies. And they have a plan.