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.