Workplace discrimination is illegal. But in today it’s still a huge problem. To understand how well the nation protects victims of employment discrimination, the Center for Public Integrity, analyzed eight years of complaint data from the EEOC as well as its state and local counterparts. It reviewed hundreds of court cases. What emerged is a picture of a system that routinely fails workers.
Complaint data obtained from the EEOC for fiscal years 2010 through 2020 shows that the agency closes most cases without concluding whether discrimination occurred. Sometimes, workers’ lawyers say, an EEOC investigation involves no more than asking the employer for a response.
Employees who bring workplace discrimination charges to the EEOC have to navigate an organization that is chronically understaffed and underfunded.
When the EEOC was created under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, it was initially given few tools to enforce the law.
Its weakness was by design. The system’s weaknesses disproportionately hurt black workers. Just over one quarter of all EEOC complaints came from black employees alleging racial discrimination.
More and more workplace discrimination cases are closed before they’re even investigated.
The EEOC, in short, can’t come close to fulfilling the mission Congress gave it more than 50 years ago. The agency was the Civil Rights Act’s attempt to eradicate job discrimination from a nation plagued with it, but it’s never had the money and support to do it.
And that is why trial lawyers like Anthony Ofodile, Principal at Ofodile & Associates, P.C, have been able to successfully navigate the legal system and represent those left behind by the sheer inability of the EEOC to bring justice to discriminated workers.
Anthony Ofodile has traveled a long road to bring justice to the common people in America. He grew up in a small village in eastern Nigeria with eight siblings and no running water. Most villagers were farmers, growing crops such as yams. For water, young Anthony traveled as far as eight miles round-trip each morning, carrying a bucket — “on his head, of course” — for his family. He would then take the family’s sheep to pasture before heading to school.
Anthony’s siblings took advantage of Nigeria’s then-free education and went to college. Anthony graduated in the top two of his class at the University of Nigeria. where he stayed on for law school. Eventually earning his law degree from New York’s Columbia Law School. He specializes in civil rights and employment discrimination cases.
Today, the Insider Exclusive TV Series meets famed New York based Employment Discrimination Lawyer Anthony Ofodile, Principal at Ofodile & Associates, P.C. to discuss how he successfully represented several employees at the NY Department of Buildings when they were wrongfully discriminated against and retaliated against by their supervisors, in “RACIAL EMPLOYMENT DISCRIMINATION – New York City”
Anthony has earned the highest respect from citizens and lawyers alike…. as one of the best Trial lawyers in New York City and in New York.
He has seen many innocent & hard-working people become VICTIMS of the Big corporations. He understands that Racial and Employment discrimination is one of the most serious, enduring, and divisive human rights violations in the United States. The problem is not just in New York…BUT nationwide….AND its nature is institutionalized.
AND BECAUSE OF THAT……He is driven to fight for people who had been harmed by the willful or negligent actions of others. His goals…… Not ONLY To get Justice for his clients…BUT to make sure ALL Americans have the right to a fair trial, and fair judges with no agendas.
You can contact Anthony Ofodile at 498 Atlantic Ave Brooklyn, NY 11217 (718) 852-8300