Thursday, January 26, 2017

EEOC Gets New Acting Chair; Releases 2016 Data On Charges

The EEOC announced yesterday that President Donald Trump has named Commissioner Victoria A. Lipnic as Acting Chair of EEOC. She replaces Jenny R. Yang who continues to serve as a Commissioner.

Meanwhile, last week the EEOC released detailed breakdowns of the 91,503 charges of workplace discrimination it received in fiscal year 2016. Religious discrimination was charged in 4.2% of the complaints. This year for the first time the EEOC included separate data for LGBT-based sex discrimination charges.