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Data visualization: Sex-Based

The following visuals reflect charges of employment discrimination and resolutions for all sex-based charges, spanning from FY 2016 – FY 2020.

Total Charge Receipts Versus Sex-Based Receipts
FY 2016 - FY 2020

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Total Charge Receipts Versus Sex-Based Receipts 2016-2020
  FY 2016 FY 2017 FY 2018 FY 2019 FY 2020
Total Receipts 91,503 84,254 76,418 72,675 67,448
Sex-Based Receipts 26,934 25,605 24,655 23,532 21,398
Percent of Sex-Based Receipts 29.4% 30.4% 32.3% 32.4% 31.7%

FY 2016 – FY 2020:

  • As a percentage of total charges, receipts that included sex-based claims increased.
  • Total receipts decreased by 26.3%.
  • Receipts that included sex-based claims decreased by 20.6%.

*Charge data includes all charges filed by individuals in the private sector and state and local government workplaces; it does not include discrimination complaints in the federal sector.

**For all definitions of terms please go to: https://www.eeoc.gov/enforcement/definitions-terms.

 

Total Monetary Benefits Versus Sex-Based Monetary Benefits
FY 2016 - FY 2020

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2 Total Monetary Benefits Versus Sex-Based Monetary Benefits 2016-2020
  FY 2016 FY 2017 FY 2018 FY 2019 FY 2020
Total Monetary Benefits $348.00 $355.60 $353.90 $346.60 $333.2
Sex-Based Monetary Benefits (Millions)* $137.30 $135.10 $148.40 $170.70 $153.20
Percent of Sex-Based Monetary Benefits 39.5% 38.0% 41.9% 49.2% 46.0%

FY 2016 – FY 2020:

  • As a percentage of total monetary benefits, monetary benefits for charges that included sex-based claims increased.
  • Total monetary benefits decreased by $14.8 million, a change of 4.3%.
  • Monetary benefits for charges that included sex-based claims increased by $15.9 million, a change of 11.6%.

*Charge data includes all charges filed by individuals in the private sector and state and local government workplaces; it does not include discrimination complaints in the federal sector.

**For all definitions of terms please go to: https://www.eeoc.gov/enforcement/definitions-terms.

 

Total Resolutions Versus Sex-Based Resolutions
FY 2016 - FY 2020

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Total Resolutions Versus Sex-Based Resolutions 2016-2020
  FY 2016 FY 2017 FY 2018 FY 2019 FY 2020
Total Resolutions 97,443 99,109 90,558 80,806 70,804
Sex-Based Resolutions 28,842 29,781 28,268 26,647 23,096
Percent of Sex-Based Resolutions 29.6% 30.0% 31.2% 33.0% 32.6%

FY 2016 – FY 2020:

  • As a percentage of total resolutions, resolutions of charges that included sex-based claims increased.
  • Total resolutions decreased by 27.3%.
  • Resolutions of charges that included sex-based claims decreased by 19.9%.

*Charge data includes all charges filed by individuals in the private sector and state and local government workplaces; it does not include discrimination complaints in the federal sector.

**Resolutions - All charges closed in the administrative process, comprised of charges with no cause findings, administrative closures, and merit resolutions..

***For all definitions of terms please go to: https://www.eeoc.gov/enforcement/definitions-terms.

 

Resolutions - Sex-Based
FY 2016 - FY 2020

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Resolutions - Sex-Based 2016-2020
  FY 2016 FY 2017 FY 2018 FY 2019 FY 2020
No Reasonable Cause 64.2% 66.9% 66.6% 65.2% 61.7%
Administrative Closures 18.1% 16.9% 16.3% 17.5% 18.6%
Merit Resolutions 17.7% 16.2% 17.0% 17.3% 19.7%
  • Resolutions - All charges closed in the administrative process, comprised of charges with no cause findings, administrative closures, and merit resolutions.
  • No Reasonable Cause - EEOC’s determination not to proceed further with its investigation. This determination does not certify that the respondent is in compliance with the statutes EEOC enforces. In issuing this determination, the EEOC makes no decision about the merits of claims alleged in the charge or of any other issues that could be construed as having been raised by the charge. The charging party may exercise the right to bring a private court action.
  • Administrative Closures - Charge closed for administrative reasons without a determination based on the merits, which include: lack of jurisdiction due to untimeliness, insufficient number of employees, or lack of employment relationship; charging party requests withdrawal without receiving benefits; or charging party requests the notice of right to sue.
  • Merit Resolutions - Charge resolved with an outcome favorable to charging party or charge with meritorious allegations. These are comprised of negotiated settlements, withdrawals with benefits, successful conciliations, and unsuccessful conciliations.

*Charge data includes all charges filed by individuals in the private sector and state and local government workplaces; it does not include discrimination complaints in the federal sector.

**For all definitions of terms please go to: https://www.eeoc.gov/enforcement/definitions-terms.

 

Merit Resolutions - Sex-Based
FY 2016 - FY 2020

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Merit Resolutions - Sex-Based 2016-2020
  FY 2016 FY 2017 FY 2018 FY 2019 FY 2020
Settlements 44.9% 43.0% 40.3% 40.1% 43.7%
Withdrawals w/Benefits 36.8% 37.1% 39.0% 41.7% 41.0%
Unsuccessful Conciliations 10.4% 12.8% 13.2% 11.2% 8.7%
Successful Conciliations 7.9% 7.1% 7.5% 7.1% 6.6%
  • Settlements - Charge settled during investigation with benefits to charging party.
  • Withdrawals w/Benefits - Charge is withdrawn, at the request of charging party, who will receive benefits through a separate agreement with the employer.
  • Successful Conciliations - Charge with reasonable cause determination closed after resolution of the charge through voluntary efforts, whereby EEOC is a party to the agreement.
  • Unsuccessful Conciliations - Charge with reasonable cause determination closed after failure to resolve the charge through voluntary efforts. Because "reasonable cause" has been found, this resolution is considered a merit resolution.

*Charge data includes all charges filed by individuals in the private sector and state and local government workplaces; it does not include discrimination complaints in the federal sector.

**For all definitions of terms please go to: https://www.eeoc.gov/enforcement/definitions-terms.