Attorneys predict busy year for EEOC enforcement

An uptick in activity from the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission indicates it will have a busy year, law firm Seyfarth Shaw said in a Sept. 30 analysis that accompanied the end of the agency’s fiscal year.

EEOC typically finishes its fiscal year with a surge in lawsuits, Seyfarth said. But in FY 2020, it filed only 33 lawsuits in September. This year, it submitted 59, which mirrors previous activity; in September 2018 and 2019, it filed 84 and 52, respectively.

The agency filed more l

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