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Charges Alleging Sex-Based Harassment (Charges filed with EEOC) FY 2010 - FY 2021

This table shows charge data for sex-based harassment allegations, including charges alleging sexual harassment.

This does not include charges filed with state or local Fair Employment Practices Agencies.

 

FY
2010

FY
2011

FY
2012

FY
2013

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2014

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2015

FY
2016

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2017

FY
2018

FY
2019

FY
2020

FY
2021

Receipts

12,695

12,461

12,569

12,379

12,146

12,573

12,860

12,428

13,055

12,739

11,497

10,035

Charges Alleging Sexual Harassment
FY 2010 - FY 2021

This table shows charge data for sexual harassment allegations, i.e., harassment of a sexual nature (harassment allegations are only included if they are also alleged in a charge). This table has 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 Sexual Harassment Charges (EEOC & FEPAs Combined).

  FY 2010 FY 2011 FY 2012 FY 2013 FY 2014 FY 2015 FY 2016 FY 2017 FY 2018 FY 2019 FY 2020 FY 2021
Receipts 7,944 7,809 7,571 7,256 6,862 6,822 6,758 6,696 7,609 7,514 6,587 5,581
% of Charges Filed By Males 16.2% 16.1% 17.8% 17.6% 17.5% 17.1% 16.6% 16.5% 15.9% 16.8% 16.8% 16.3%
Resolutions 8,959 9,195 8,924 7,758 7,037 7,289 7,433 7,511 7,986 7,875 7,278 6,189
Resolutions By Type                        
Settlements 995 1,039 977 879 786 834 698 662 698 692 760 721
  11.1% 11.3% 10.9% 11.3% 11.2% 11.4% 9.4% 8.8% 8.7% 8.8% 10.4% 11.6%
Withdrawals w/Benefits 548 523 537 518 526 597 595 588 691 744 807 737
  6.1% 5.7% 6.0% 6.7% 7.5% 8.2% 8.0% 7.8% 8.7% 9.4% 11.1% 11.9%
Administrative Closures 2,086 1,962 1,892 1,763 1,637 1,690 1,701 1,623 1,666 1,785 1,654 1,484
  23.3% 21.3% 21.2% 22.7% 23.3% 23.2% 22.9% 21.6% 20.9% 22.7% 22.7% 24.0%
No Reasonable Cause 4,551 4,975 4,842 4,066 3,662 3,770 4,019 4,206 4,501 4,297 3,716 2,936
  50.8% 54.1% 54.3% 52.4% 52.0% 51.7% 54.1% 56.0% 56.4% 54.6% 51.1% 47.4%
Reasonable Cause 779 696 676 532 426 398 420 432 430 356 341 311
  8.7% 7.6% 7.6% 6.9% 6.1% 5.5% 5.7% 5.8% 5.4% 4.5% 4.7% 5.0%
Successful Conciliations 242 238 243 212 152 152 192 146 140 135 131 133
  2.7% 2.6% 2.7% 2.7% 2.2% 2.1% 2.6% 1.9% 1.8% 1.7% 1.8% 2.1%
Unsuccessful Conciliations 537 458 433 320 274 246 228 286 290 221 210 178
  6.0% 5.0% 4.9% 4.1% 3.9% 3.4% 3.1% 3.8% 3.6% 2.8% 2.9% 2.9%
Merit Resolutions 2,322 2,258 2,190 1,929 1,738 1,829 1,713 1,682 1,819 1,792 1,908 1,769
  25.9% 24.6% 24.5% 24.9% 24.7% 25.1% 23.0% 22.4% 22.8% 22.8% 26.2% 28.6%
Monetary Benefits (Millions)* $41.2 $45.1 $43.0 $44.6 $35.0 $46.0 $40.7 $46.3 $56.6 $68.2 $65.3 $61.6

* 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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