Explosion of EEOC Charges
-19,500 EEOC charges filed between 1980 and 1990
In 2006 alone 75,768 charges were filed

EEOC Settlements

  • In 1996, companies paid $145.2 million to the EEOC to settle charges
  • In 2006 companies paid $229.9 million to the EEOC to settle charges

The Stakes

  • Single Plaintiff Actions (Employee v. Company)
  • Representative Actions (Employee, representing 1000+ employees, v. Company)
  • Collective Actions under Section 216(b) for alleged FLSA Violations Small amounts if damages for each employee, but adds up when multiplied by large number of employees
  • Employment Class Actions under Rule 23

Suits for alleged class wide race, sex, national origin, or disability discrimination, or for alleged class wide harassment.

Claims

Misclassifications
Off the clock work
Denial of overtime (e.g., donning and doffing, lunch breaks, etc.)
Miscalculation (e.g., regular rate)

Legal Cases

  • EEOC v. Walgreens Co. (S.D. III
  • EEOC v. Dial Corp $3.4 Million Verdict for race discrimination
  • EEOC v. Woodward $ 5 Million Verdict for race discrimination
  • EEOC v. Target $775.00 race discrimination and revalidation

Private Class Actions

  • Cyrus Mehri sued Texaco and Coca-Cola
  • Willie Gray sued Walt Disney and Microsoft

Don’t be a target of any EEOC claim.  Contact PCG for more information on how to protect yourself.

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