The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) recently reported there were 99,947 charges of employment bias and discrimination filed across the nation last year. This stat represents an minimal increase over the previous record of 99,922 charges filed in 2010.
In Alabama, however, total workplace discrimination charges fell from a record high of 3,449 in 2010 to 3,099 last year, a drop of nearly 10 percent.
There is no clear explanation for why the number of charges dropped in Alabama during 2011. Hopefully, the numbers are dropping due to employers abiding by Federal laws and not because employees are either fearful or uneducated regarding the scope of their legal protections.
If you feel you have been subjected to improper and/or illegal actions by your employer please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.