Federal Watch

Retaliation tops list of EEOC charges in 2019. Retaliation continued to be the most frequently filed charge considered by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) in fiscal year 2019, according to enforcement and litigation data released in January. Retaliation accounted for 53.8% of all charges filed. Disability was the next most frequently filed charge (33.4%), followed by race (33.0%), sex (32.4%), age (21.4%), national origin (9.6%), color (4.7%), religion (3.7%), Equal Pay Act (1.5%), and genetic information (0.3%). The percentages add up to more than 100% because some charges allege multiple bases. The EEOC also reported receiving 7,514 sexual harassment charges during fiscal year 2019, a 1.2% decrease from fiscal year 2018. The sexual harassment charges accounted for 10.3% of all charges filed during the fiscal year, which ended September 30, 2019. Read More...