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EEOC 2016 Enforcement Data


Charges increase but less litigation and monetary recovery, LGBT charges grow.  EEOC received a total of 91,503 charges.  Under the sex discrimination charges, 4,000 LGBT charges were filed, 1,650 were settled and $4.4 million was recovered. 

 Types of Charges   Number (%)
 Retalation      42,018 (45.9%)
 Race  32,309 (35.3%)
 Disability  28,073 (30.7%)
 Sex  26,934 (29.4%)
 Age  20,857 (22.8%)
 National Origin  9,840 (10.8%)
 Religion  3,825 (4.2%)
 Color  3,102 (3.4%)
 Equal Pay      1,075 (1.2%)
 Genetic Information  238 (0.3%)

EEOC recovered over $482 million, down from $525 million in 2015, broken down as follows:
  • $349.9 million for private-sector, state, and local government employees through mediation, conciliation and settlements;
  • $52.2 million through litigation; and
  • $82 million for federal employees.

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