Retaliation Claims Up, Again.

Yesterday, the EEOC released enforcement and litigation data for fiscal year 2015. The report includes detailed information about almost 90,000 charges of workplace discrimination received by the EEOC during the year.  According to the EEOC, retaliation claims increased by nearly 5% and continue to be the most common type of charge filed by employees.  Charges of disability discrimination under the ADA also increased markedly from 2014 (up by 6%).

Here is the EEOC’s summary of charges filed:

  • Retaliation: 39,757 (44.5% of all charges filed)
  • Race: 31,027 (34.7%)
  • Disability: 26,968 (30.2%)
  • Sex: 26,396 (29.5%)
  • Age: 20,144 (22.5%)
  • National Origin: 9,438 (10.6%)
  • Religion: 3,502 (3.9%)
  • Color: 2,833 (3.2%)
  • Equal Pay Act: 973 (1.1%)
  • Genetic Information Non-Discrimination Act: 257 (0.3%)

The full statistics are here: http://www.eeoc.gov/eeoc/statistics/enforcement/index.cfm

 

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