EEOC Reports Discrimination Stats

By Staff Writer January 28, 2020

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) released detailed breakdowns for the 72,675 charges of workplace discrimination the agency received in fiscal year 2019.

The FY 2019 data show that retaliation continued to be the most frequently filed charge filed with the agency, followed by disability, race and sex. The agency received 7,514 sexual harassment charges - 10.3 percent of all charges, a 1.2 percent decrease from FY 2018.

Retaliation topped the list of complaints at 39,110, or 53.8 percent. Disability, race and sex each had nearly 25,000 complaints, about 33 percent each of the total. Others on the Top 10 list were age (15,573); national origin (7,009); color (3,415); religion (2,725); equal pay (1,117) and genetic information (209).

(Total percentages exceed 100 percent, as many complaints involved more than one discrimination category.)


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