Volume 2, Issue 4
May 1, 2003
The overall number of discrimination charges filed in fiscal year 2002 with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("EEOC") increased 4.5% from fiscal year 2001. The greatest increases in charges were religion, age, and national origin claims. Although race claims remain the type of charge most frequently filed with the EEOC, in fiscal year 2002, religion claims increased 21% from fiscal year 2001, while age and national origin claims increased 14.5% and 13%, respectively. See www.eeoc.gov to view all of the Commission's 2002 fiscal year data.
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