EEOC Releases Charge Statistics for 2013

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the agency that enforces federal laws prohibiting employment discrimination, has released the charge statistics for FY2013; which show that the EEOC obtained the highest monetary recovery in agency history, $372.1 million, an increase of $6.7 million. The EEOC fiscal year ran from October 1, 2012 through September 30, 2013.

The total number of discrimination charges for 2013 was 93,727. Retaliation remains the #1 EEOC charge, with race, sex, and disability following closely behind. The number and percentage of charges per category for FY2013 were:

  • Retaliation – 38,539 (41.1%)
  • Race – 33,067 (35.3%)
  • Sex – 27,687 (29.5%)
  • Disability – 25,957 (27.7%)
  • Age – 21,396 (22.8%)
  • National Origin – 10,642 (11.4%)
  • Religion – 3,721 (4.0%)
  • Color – 3,146 (3.4%)
  • Equal Pay Act – 1,019 ( 1.1%)
  • Gina – 280 (0.4%)

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