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Data Visualizations: Age-Based Charge Data

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

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

  FY 2016 FY 2017 FY 2018 FY 2019 FY 2020
Total Receipts 91,503 84,254 76,418 72,675 67,448
Age-Based Receipts 20,857 18,376 16,911 15,573 14,183
Percent of Age-Based Receipts 22.8% 21.8% 22.1% 21.4% 21.0%
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Age-Based Receipts - Img 1

FY 2016 – FY 2020:

  • As a percentage of total charges, receipts that included age-based claims decreased.
  • Total receipts decreased by 26.3%.
  • Receipts that included age-based claims decreased by 32.0%.

*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 Age-Based Monetary Benefits
FY 2016 - FY 2020

  FY 2016 FY 2017 FY 2018 FY 2019 FY 2020
Total Monetary Benefits $348.00 $355.60 $353.90 $346.60 $333.2
Age-Based Monetary Benefits (Millions)* $88.20 $90.10 $77.00 $75.70 $76.3
Percent of Age-Based Monetary Benefits 25.3% 25.3% 21.8% 21.8% 22.9%
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2020 Age-Based Monetary Benefits - 2

FY 2016 – FY 2020:

  • As a percentage of total monetary benefits, monetary benefits that included charges of age-based claims decreased.
  • Total monetary benefits decreased by $14.8 million, a change of 4.3%.
  • Monetary benefits for charges that included age-based claims decreased by $11.9 million, a change of 13.5%.

*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 Age-Based Resolutions
FY 2016 - FY 2020

  FY 2016 FY 2017 FY 2018 FY 2019 FY 2020
Total Receipts 97,443 99,109 90,558 80,806 70,804
Age-Based Receipts 22,594 22,430 19,943 17,147 15,344
Percent of Age-Based Receipts 23.2% 22.6% 22.0% 21.2% 21.7%
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2020 Age-Based Total Resolutions - 3

*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.

 

Resolutions - Age-Based
FY 2016 - FY 2020

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Age-Based Resolutions 4
  FY 2016 FY 2017 FY 2018 FY 2019 FY 2020
No Reasonable Cause 68.8% 70.8% 72.7% 72.4% 69.8%
Administrative Closures 16.5% 16.0% 14.9% 14.1% 14.8%
Merit Resolutions 14.7% 13.2% 12.5% 13.5% 15.3%
  • 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 sec.

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

 

Merit Resolutions
FY 2015 - FY 2019

  FY 2016 FY 2017 FY 2018 FY 2019 FY 2020
Settlements 43.6% 43.6% 37.0% 40.2% 41.7%
Withdrawals w/Benefits 37.7% 40.0% 43.6% 42.9% 41.9%
Unsuccessful Conciliations 8.5% 9.6% 11.8% 8.9% 10.0%
Successful Conciliations 10.2% 6.8% 7.6% 8.0% 6.4%
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Merit Resolutions Age Based 5
  • 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.