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Data Visualizations: All Charge Data

The following visuals reflect charges of employment discrimination and resolutions for all retaliation charges, spanning from FY 2015 – FY 2019. 

Total Number of Charge Receipts and Resolutions
FY 2015 - FY 2019

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FY 2015

FY 2016

FY 2017

FY 2018

FY 2019

Receipts

89,385

91,503

84,254

76,418

72,675

Resolutions

92,641

97,443

99,109

90,558

80,806

FY 2015 – FY 2019:

  • Total receipts decreased by 16,710 (-18.7%)
  • Total resolutions decreased by 11,835 (-12.8%)

*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 (Millions)
FY 2015 - FY 2019

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FY 2015

FY 2016

FY 2017

FY 2018

Administrative**

$356.6

$348.0

$355.6

$353.9

Litigation

$69.3

$52.2

$42.4

$53.6

FY 2019:

  • $43.6 in Enforcement Conciliations
  • $27.1 in Enforcement Settlements
  • $116.2 in Enforcement Withdrawals with Benefits
  • $83.5 in Mediation Settlements
  • $76.2 in Mediation Withdrawals with Benefits
  • $39.1 in Litigation

*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.

**Administrative monetary benefits are comprised of Enforcement Conciliations, Enforcement Settlements, Enforcement Withdrawals with Benefits, Mediation Settlements, and Mediation Withdrawals with Benefits.

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

Total Monetary Benefits (Millions)
FY 2015 - FY 2019

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FY 2015

FY 2016

FY 2017

FY 2018

FY 2019

Enforcement Conciliations

$51.4

$44.9

$66.1

$53.6

$43.6

Enforcement Settlement

$54.5

$42.2

$33.6

$32.4

$27.1

Enforcement Withdrawal with Benefits

$93.3

$97.3

$92.2

$102.0

$116.2

Mediation Settlement

$102.1

$103.5

$91.9

$91.9

$83.5

Mediation Withdrawal with Benefits

$55.3

$60.1

$71.8

$74.0

$76.2

Litigation

$69.3

$52.2

$42.4

$53.6

$39.1

 

*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.

 

 

All Charge Resolutions
FY 2015 - FY 2019

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FY 2015

FY 2016

FY 2017

FY 2018

FY 2019

No Reasonable Cause

65.2%

67.6%

70.2%

70.6%

69.5%

Administrative Closures

16.7%

16.1%

15.0%

14.2%

14.8%

Merit Resolutions

18.1%

16.2%

14.8%

15.2%

15.6%

 

  • 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 based upon the evidence obtained in the investigation that it believes discrimination did not occur; the determination does not certify that the respondent is in compliance with the statute. The charging party may exercise the right to bring 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 Charge Resolutions
FY 2015 - FY 2019

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FY 2015

FY 2016

FY 2017

FY 2018

FY 2019

Settlements

49.0%

45.4%

43.4%

40.3%

42.2%

Withdrawals w/Benefits

31.6%

34.9%

36.7%

36.9%

38.9%

  Successful Conciliations

8.5%

8.6%

7.9%

9.4%

7.6%

  Unsuccessful Conciliations

10.8%

11.1%

12.0%

13.4%

11.3%

 

  • 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.

 

 

Charge Receipts by Basis
FY 2019

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Fiscal Year 2019

Retaliation - All Statutes

39,110

Retaliation - Title VII only

30,117

Disability

24,238

Race

23,976

Sex

23,532

Age

15,573

National Origin

7,009

Color

3,415

Religion

2,725

Equal Pay Act

1,117

GINA

209

Please note that individuals often file charges claiming multiple types of discrimination, therefore the sum of the discrimination bases will exceed total charges filed.

*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.

 

 

Charge Receipts by State
FY 2019

Alabama

2.9%

Alaska

0.1%

Arizona

2.4%

Arkansas

1.7%

California

5.9%

Colorado

1.8%

Connecticut

0.4%

Delaware

0.3%

District of Columbia

0.8%

Florida

8.2%

Georgia

6.6%

Hawaii

0.5%

Idaho

0.1%

Illinois

5.4%

Indiana

2.6%

Iowa

0.3%

Kansas

1.1%

Kentucky

0.9%

Louisiana

1.8%

Maine

0.1%

Maryland

2.4%

Massachusetts

0.5%

Michigan

3.2%

Minnesota

1%

Mississippi

1.7%

Missouri

2%

Montana

0%

Nebraska

0.1%

Nevada

1.2%

New Hampshire

0.1%

New Jersey

2.0%

New Mexico

0.5%

New York

4.4%

North Carolina

4.6%

North Dakota

0.1%

Ohio

3.3%

Oklahoma

1%

Oregon

0.3%

Pennsylvania

5.9%

Rhode Island

0.1%

South Carolina

1.4%

South Dakota

0.1%

Tennessee

3.3%

Texas

10.2%

Utah

0.3%

Vermont

0%

Virginia

3.1%

Washington

1.5%

West Virginia

0.1%

Wisconsin

1.2%

Wyoming

0%

Other

0.5%

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Other* includes APO/FPO (Army/Post Offices/Fleet Post Offices), American Samoa, Federated States of Micronesia, Guam, Marshall Islands, Northern Marianna Islands, Puerto Rico, Palau, Virgin Islands, and Wake Islands.

**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.

 

 

Charge Receipts per 10,000 Population* by State
FY 2019

Alabama

9.5

Alaska

1.5

Arizona

5.4

Arkansas

8.8

California

2.2

Colorado

4.5

Connecticut

1.5

Delaware

4.1

District of Columbia

14.1

Florida

6.2

Georgia

9.6

Hawaii

4.7

Idaho

0.5

Illinois

5.9

Indiana

5.7

Iowa

1.2

Kansas

5.2

Kentucky

3.3

Louisiana

6

Maine

0.5

Maryland

5.4

Massachusetts

1

Michigan

4.8

Minnesota

2.3

Mississippi

9.5

Missouri

4.9

Montana

0.7

Nebraska

1.1

Nevada

6.1

New Hampshire

0.7

New Jersey

3.1

New Mexico

4.2

New York

3.2

North Carolina

6.8

North Dakota

1.7

Ohio

4.1

Oklahoma

4.1

Oregon

0.9

Pennsylvania

6.6

Rhode Island

1.2

South Carolina

4.3

South Dakota

1.1

Tennessee

7.5

Texas

5.5

Utah

1.5

Vermont

1.1

Virginia

5.2

Washington

3

West Virginia

1.1

Wisconsin

2.9

Wyoming

1.2

Puerto Rico**

2.6

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*2017 American Community Survey (ACS) population estimates by state – 16 Years and Older, Civilian Labor Force used as denominator - https://factfinder.census.gov/faces/tableservices/jsf/pages/productview.xhtml?pid=ACS_17_5YR_DP03&src=pt

**Puerto Rico – Included in table, but not on map.

***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.