From MSNBC’s web site, a visual depiction of things to come based on the following:
Job discrimination claims rise to record levels
In wake of recent layoffs, complaints for 2008 up 15 percent
Just for the record, it was over 95,000 in the EEOC’s fiscal year which ended September 30, 2008. See the EEOC’s press release here. Since the economic crises was just getting warmed up, it’s quite possible that next year’s numbers will be even more impacted.
Here was my earlier post, The Future of Employment Law Activity , based on record levels of new unemployment claims. This week, the DOL reported another increase in new unemployment claims, up to 654,000.
What this means — several months out, employers can anticipate a wave of new employment litigation.