Workplace Word: September 2008 - Charges of Discrimination Based on Religion Have More Than Doubled Since 1992
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) reports that charges of religious discrimination have more than doubled from 1992 to 2007. The EEOC also reports that in Fiscal Year 2007 alone it obtained over $6.4 million for individuals charging religious discrimination. Surprisingly, this amount did not include any awards from litigation, but represented the amount the EEOC was able to negotiate through its mediation programs.