In 2017, the EEOC reported 26,838 charges of disability-related discrimination. While this number may seem high, it actually reflects a dramatic drop in such charges. In 2015 and 2016, the EEOC saw record high numbers of disability complaints.
Complaints alleging discrimination based on an employee’s disability represented a significant portion of the total complaints received in 2017 – 31.9%, to be exact. Of these cases, 5,540 were resolved in favor of the employee, resulting in the EEOC securing $135.2 million for the complainants.
So, if the EEOC is securing money for complainants, does an individual even need an attorney for a complaint?
The answer is yes. The EEOC is a government organization, and as such, its client is the United States; it does not represent the employee. The only way to ensure an employee is protected is by them having their own attorney.
If you believe you have been discriminated against because of your disability, the experienced employment law attorneys of Humble Law, LLC can assess the facts of your case and determine whether you have a valid basis for a claim.
Want to learn more about how our firm can advocate for you during this difficult time? Contact us today.