NU Online News Service, Nov. 29, 3:50 p.m. EST

For fiscal year 2010, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission received nearly 100,000 new private sector charges of employment discrimination–a record high and a jump of 7 percent over 2009, the agency reported.

The spike comes after a slight decline in 2009, when total charges fell 2.2 percent to 93,277 from a total of 95,402 charges in fiscal year 2008.

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