EEOC Charges for 2011

The EEOC has reported that in 2011 it received a record 99,947 charges of discrimination – up slightly from the 2010 record.

·         Employers paid $455.6 million (through enforcement, mediation and litigation); $51 million over 2010.

·         The largest number of charges (37.4%) were based on retaliation.

·         Race discrimination charges were second highest at 35.4%.

·         Race and sex discrimination charges decreased from 2010; disability and age discrimination increased.