In their fiscal year 2018 reports, the EEOC and OFCCP report combined monetary settlements of $521 million to victims of workplace discrimination. It was reported that $505 million in funds were paid to settle EEOC complaints, benefiting almost 68,000 people. An additional $16.4 million was paid to 12,000 workers based on findings by the OFCCP, primarily in the area of compensation violations.
Under the current administration, both agencies have expressed a commitment to assistance to help employers understand their compliance obligations, in addition to enforcement when applicable. As a result, in FY2018, the EEOC conducted outreach events and held more than 300 Respectful Workplace training sessions to address workplace harassment. The OFCCP held a number of compliance assistance workshops and listening sessions with the contractor community.
For more information on the fiscal year 2018 results from the EEOC, see the EEOC’s 2018 Performance and Accountability Report https://www.eeoc.gov/eeoc/plan/upload/2018par.pdf. For data on OFCCP activity, see OFCCP By the Numbers on the Department of Labor website https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/BTN/index.html#.
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