Employment Lawsuits Drop to Lowest Point in a Decade

Employees are always filing lawsuits against employers. The good news for employers is the number of suits being filed dropped to a 10-year low in 2022. Or — to put it as Menlo Park, California legal analytics firm, Lex Machina did in a recent report — the number of suits fell almost 1%.

While it isn’t much, it’s still a drop.

There were 20,994 suites filed last year. That’s down from 21,092 in 2021. Lex Machina also says the 2022 total is 14.9% below the number of suits filed in 2013. 

The question everyone is asking is why.

Lex Machina believes the drop is because of an economic climate that is far from certain, the high potential of layoffs and problems still being experienced because of the COVID pandemic.

Suits that claim discrimination, retaliation, harassment and violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) numbered 13,622 in 2022. That’s a drop of 3.5% from 2021.

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