Friday, February 02, 2007

EEOC releases charge statistics for 2006

The EEOC has released statistics describing the types of charges filed and resolutions for FY 2006.


- A total of 75,768 charges were received, the first increase since 2002.

- Charges based on race, sex, and retaliation were most common, as in previous years.

- All charge categories were up except age (surprisingly) and equal pay.

- A record 15% of sexual harassment charges were filed by men.

- The EEOC had a record high "merit factor rate" of 22% (charges resolved with favorable outcomes for the plaintiffs).

- A record high 8,201 cases were resolved through mediation.

- $274M in monetary benefits was obtained (including litigation), down from $376M in 2005.

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