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Harassment Charges
FY 2010 - FY 2013

This table shows charge data for harassment. Because allegations of harassment are a subset of other types of discrimination under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, these tables have been harmonized with other data on this site and only show charges filed with the EEOC.  For tables from earlier fiscal years showing charges filed both with the EEOC and also with Fair Employment Practice Agency partners, go to Harassment Charges (EEOC & FEPAs Combined).

  FY 2010 FY 2011 FY 2012 FY 2013
Receipts 21,454 21,470 21,088 21,371
Resolutions 22,873 25,205 23,936 21,723
Resolutions By Type        
Settlements 2,080 2,361 2,199 1,999
  9.1% 9.4% 9.2% 9.2%
Withdrawals w/Benefits 1,221 1,281 1,259 1,347
  5.3% 5.1% 5.3% 6.2%
Administrative Closures 4,032 4,379 3,712 3,421
  17.6% 17.4% 15.5% 15.7%
No Reasonable Cause 13,873 16,025 15,764 14,119
  60.7% 63.6% 65.9% 65.0%
Reasonable Cause 1,667 1,159 1,002 837
  7.3% 4.6% 4.2% 3.9%
Successful Conciliations 333 268 293 341
  1.5% 1.1% 1.2% 1.6%
Unsuccessful Conciliations 1,334 891 709 496
  5.8% 3.5% 3.0% 2.3%
Merit Resolutions 4,968 4,801 4,460 4,183
  21.7% 19.0% 18.6% 19.3%
Monetary Benefits (Millions)* $86.5 $87.9 $82.1 $97.3

* Does not include monetary benefits obtained through litigation.

The total of individual percentages may not always sum to 100% due to rounding.

EEOC total workload includes charges carried over from previous fiscal years, new charge receipts and charges transferred to EEOC from Fair Employment Practice Agencies (FEPAs). Resolution of charges each year may therefore exceed receipts for that year because workload being resolved is drawn from a combination of pending, new receipts and FEPA transfer charges rather than from new charges only.

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