EEOC Claims are on the Rise: You Are at Risk!
This month, as 2015 comes to a close, we are taking a look back at some of the most important blog topics we have covered both in case you missed them, and to help you prepare for 2016!
(Originally posted 6/3/15)
The EEOC’s Budget has been increasing steadily over the past few years. Most significantly, the 2016 proposed budget requests almost $374 million, which represents an increase of $8.612 million from the 2015 fiscal year appropriation.
The number one objective listed in the EEOC budget proposal? “Combating employment discrimination through strategic law enforcement.”
The EEOC was created as part of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. According to their 2016 Budget, “The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is the leading federal law enforcement agency dedicated to stopping and remedying employment discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, national origin, age, disability, and genetic information or family medical history.”
As their budget increases, so does their ability to investigate more and more claims. Do you know how to recognize a potential claim in the workplace?
At our June 2015 Management Training Seminar we discussed the current legal landscape of the EEOC, what is happening in legal cases, and the types of claims won. We also discussed age discrimination, disability discrimination, the ADA, the FLSA, Wage & Hour, and how HR Strategies is mitigating your risk of an EEOC lawsuit and what to do when an employee raises an issue.
If you have questions please contact us today at 770-339-0000!