The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced recently that it recovered a record-high $365.4 million for private-sector employees through its administrative enforcement efforts in fiscal year 2012, and an additional $44.2 million through litigation. In fiscal year 2012, the EEOC processed 99,412 private sector discrimination, harassment and retaliation charges, down slightly from the record of 99,947 set in 2011.
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