Discrimination Cases Pile Up

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A Growing Backlog
A Growing Backlog
A Growing Backlog
Monday, April 13, 2009

These are troubled times for the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, as a combination of budget constraints and a sharply diminished staff has sent the caseload soaring. The 44-year-old commission is charged with enforcing the nation's job discrimination laws. But some cases alleging discrimination based on race, religion, sex, age or disability have languished in the agency for months because of inadequate staffing.


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