Harassment and discrimination cases rise on Capitol Hill
October 18th, 2012
07:18 PM ET
2 years ago

Harassment and discrimination cases rise on Capitol Hill

Washington (CNN) - The number of harassment and discrimination complaints by congressional employees rose sharply over the past five years, according to a new report.

The congressional Office of Compliance review showed that 142 people claimed discrimination, harassment, and hostile work environments in 2011 compared to 52 in 2007.

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  1. Saying it as it is

    Not surprising seeing the number of tea party members that got elected!

    October 18, 2012 07:42 pm at 7:42 pm |
  2. Woman In California

    Of course there are lots of lawsuits and there will continue to be. Given the fact, we still have so many angry, disrespectful thugs out there who refuse to accept that for once in the history of this country, minorities are being a FAIR chance. The reelection of our first half black person this year, will tell a lot of Americans if this country was ever really serious about giving the president this job in the first place. There is no way ANY president could clean up the mess left to him in four years with a Congress TOTALLY committed to destroying him. I await November 6, to see if the country was serious or just pretending.
    Obama 2012

    October 18, 2012 09:13 pm at 9:13 pm |
  3. LegalizeReason

    "The government paid $461,366 in settlements and awards last year to resolve 23 complaints, the report said."

    Where is the list of what the complaints were and who they were made against?

    October 18, 2012 09:54 pm at 9:54 pm |
  4. Bernard obryant

    Maybe a govt shutdown maybe govt get it act together

    October 19, 2012 01:36 am at 1:36 am |