This week, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission released statistics about the employment discrimination complaints that it received during fiscal year 2012, giving us a picture here in Florida of the rights violations that workers are up against. The fiscal year lasts from Oct. 1 to Sept. 30.
The Miami District of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission reported receiving their highest level of discrimination charges ever in 2011. South Florida workers filed 5,263 charges of discrimination, up from 5,077 in the previous year.