Last January we reported on the EEOC’s just released data for its fiscal year ending September 30, 2010, and we now have a new report from the EEOC for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2011, which has a few new wrinkles (and some old ones). The full report is available on the EEOC website: http://www.eeoc.gov/eeoc/statistics/enforcement/index.cfm.
The number of new filings fell just short of 100,000, just as it did last year.
The most frequently filed charges were (same as last year) retaliation (37,836 claims), race (33,512 claims) and sex discrimination (30,356 claims), [including sexual harassment and pregnancy].
The EEOC filed 122 lawsuits including 86 individual suits, 26 multiple-victim suits (with fewer than 20 victims) and 10 systemic suits.
The EEOC resolved 254 lawsuits, with a monetary recovery of $44.2 million.
What is new is that the EEOC has begun breaking out and sorting data into a number of different categories and fields. There are a few other new items -- check it out.