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April 15, 2021 • News

EEOC Releases FY2020 Enforcement and Litigation Data

In fiscal year 2020 (October 1, 2019 – Sept. 30, 2020), the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) received 67,448 charges of workplace discrimination. The most frequently cited claim was retaliation, which accounted for more than 55% of all charges filed, followed by disability, race and sex. For details, see the EEOC press release.

Charge receipts by state show that the Hawaii EEOC office took in 308 charges, a decrease from FY2019 (330 charges), as follows:

Type of discrimination charge# of charges FY2020
Retaliation (all)180
Title VII retaliation140
National origin47
Equal Pay Act4
TOTAL state charges*308

*Reflects the number of individual charge filings, which often claim multiple types of discrimination; as a result, the number of total charges for any given fiscal year will be less than the total of the types of discrimination listed

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