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EEOC Charges For 2019

More than 70,000 Charges of Discrimination Filed with the EEOC in Fiscal Year 2019

A new report from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) reveals that there were 72,675 charges of discrimination filed in fiscal year (FY) 2019. Retaliation continued to be the most frequently filed charge with the agency, followed by disability, race and sex.

Specifically, 39,110 of the charges of discrimination filed alleged retaliation in the workplace. The EEOC received 7,514 charges alleging sexual harassment. Of the total sexual harassment charges brought in FY 2019, 16.8% were alleged by men.

The following is a list of all types of charges filed in FY 2019. Because some charges allege multiple bases for discrimination, the percentages total more than 100%.

  1. Retaliation: 39,110 (53.8 percent of all charges filed)
  2. Disability: 24,238 (33.4 percent)
  3. Race: 23,976 (33.0 percent)
  4. Sex: 23,532 (32.4 percent)
  5. Age: 15,573 (21.4 percent)
  6. National Origin: 7,009 (9.6 percent)
  7. Color: 3,415 (4.7 percent)
  8. Religion: 2,725 (3.7 percent)
  9. Equal Pay Act: 1,117 (1.5 percent)
  10. Genetic Information: 209 (0.3 percent)

If you believe you have been discriminated or harassed because of your gender, race, sex, age, national origin, color, religion, equal pay, genetic information, or sexual orientation, or retaliated against for opposing or reporting discriminatory conduct, please consider contacting the lawyers at the Bullman Law Firm.  We are attorneys in the Portland, Oregon metro area representing employees, not employers.  Our phone number is 503-987-0000. There is no charge for your phone call.


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