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.
For more detailed information: http://www.eeoc.gov/eeoc/statistics/enforcement/charges.cfm