An excellent post from Shanti Atkins of the Harassment Training Blog reminds us that employment law is always changing and evolving. What was hot 10 years ago is not necessarily hot today. Is your training centered on trends from the past?
Shanti points out that pregnancy discrimination and national origin / race cases are on the rise. A trend she also identifies is that the EEOC is looking for and taking cases to court that have a broad impact in the workplace. Over the past several years the EEOC is filing between 400 to 421 cases per year.
A couple of other trends I have noticed include an increase in religious discrimination claims and recent cases make it likely employers will face a rise in retaliation claims.
For more information you should review the EEOC Enforcement Statistics and Litigation.