Earlier this week the EEOC issued a press release reporting some of its FY 2012 numbers. Notably, the agency obtained $365.4 million in relief from employers – the highest amount ever. Topping the EEOC’s list of most common charges were those alleging retaliation, discrimination, and harassment (race and sex were the biggies in the last two categories). This tells me something. People are still perceiving these kinds of discriminatory treatment in spades, and running to the EEOC complaining about it. What is an employer to do?
It’s as easy as A,B,C.. TRAIN your managers. INVESTIGATE any complaints of such types of conduct. And take REMEDIAL ACTION if appropriate.