NEWS BRIEF EEOC publishes workplace discrimination statistics, now available online

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced yesterday that statistics on private sector workplace discrimination charges for each of the nation’s 50 states and U.S. Territories are now available online for fiscal years (FY) 2009-2011. These data provide a look at EEOC charge receipts, broken down by the basis of discrimination, as well as the percent of total state and national charges. The EEOC plans to update the state data when new charge statistics are available each fiscal year.

In FY 2011, Oklahoma had 1,663 total discrimination charges filed, up from 1,563 charges in FY 2010, but slightly less than the 1,672 charges in FY 2009. That number reflects just 1.7% of the total discrimination charges filed in the entire country last year. Here is a breakdown of those total charges by the ten types of discrimination listed:

  • Race
    » » FY 2011: 507 charges (1.4% of US race charges; 30.5% of total state charges)
    » » FY 2010: 589 charges (1.6% of US race charges; 37.7% of total state charges)
    » » FY 2009: 575 charges (1.7% of US race charges; 34.4% of total state charges)
  • Sex
    » » FY 2011: 530 charges (1.9% of US sex charges; 31.9% of total state charges)
    » » FY 2010: 501 charges (1.7% of US sex charges; 32.1% of total state charges)
    » » FY 2009: 559 charges (2.0% of US sex charges; 33.4% of total state charges)
  • National Origin
    » » FY 2011: 112 charges (0.9% of US national origin charges; 6.7% of total state charges)
    » » FY 2010: 101 charges (0.9% of US national origin charges; 6.5% of total state charges)
    » » FY 2009: 100 charges (0.9% of US national origin charges; 6.0% of total state charges)
  • Religion
    » » FY 2011: 38 charges (0.9% of US religion charges; 2.3% of total state charges)
    » » FY 2010: 52 charges (1.4% of US religion charges; 3.3% of total state charges)
    » » FY 2009: 49 charges (1.4% of US religion charges; 2.9% of total state charges)
  • Color
    » » FY 2011: 43 charges (1.5% of US color charges; 2.6% of total state charges)
    » » FY 2010: 43 charges (1.5% of US color charges; 2.8% of total state charges)
    » » FY 2009: 64 charges (2.2% of US color charges; 3.8% of total state charges)
  • Retaliation (All)
    » » FY 2011: 627 charges (1.7% of US retaliation (all) charges; 37.7% of total state charges)
    » » FY 2010: 625 charges (1.7% of US retaliation (all) charges; 40.0% of total state charges)
    » » FY 2009: 683 charges (2.0% of US retaliation (all) charges; 40.8% of total state charges)
  • Retaliation (Title VII)
    » » FY 2011: 524 charges (1.7% of US retaliation (Title VII) charges; 31.5% of total state charges)
    » » FY 2010: 532 charges (1.7% of US retaliation (Title VII) charges; 34.0% of total state charges)
    » » FY 2009: 578 charges (2.0% of US retaliation (Title VII) charges; 34.6% of total state charges)
  • Age
    » » FY 2011: 383 charges (1.6% of US age charges; 23.0% of total state charges)
    » » FY 2010: 373 charges (1.6% of US age charges; 23.9% of total state charges)
    » » FY 2009: 399 charges (1.8% of US age charges; 23.9% of total state charges)
  • Disability
    » » FY 2011: 483 charges (1.9% of US disability charges; 29.0% of total state charges)
    » » FY 2010: 421 charges (1.7% of US disability charges; 26.9% of total state charges)
    » » FY 2009: 473 charges (2.2% of US disability charges; 28.3% of total state charges)
  • Equal Pay Act
    » » FY 2011: 12 charges (1.3% of US EPA charges; 0.7% of total state charges)
    » » FY 2010: 18 charges (1.7% of US EPA charges; 1.2% of total state charges)
    » » FY 2009: 21 charges (2.2% of US EPA charges; 1.3% of total state charges)
  • GINA
    » » FY 2011: 2 charges (0.8% of US GINA charges; 0.1% of total state charges)
    » » FY 2010: 2 charges (1.0% of US GINA charges; 0.1% of total state charges)
    » » FY 2009: 0 charges (0.0% of US GINA charges; 0.0% of total state charges)

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The number for total charges reflects the number of individual charge filings. Because individuals often file charges claiming multiple types of discrimination, the number of total charges for any given fiscal year will be less than the total of the ten types of discrimination listed.
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