EEOC 2019 Charge Statistics Released

Last year, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) received 72,675 charges of workplace discrimination, according to its recently released enforcement and litigation data for fiscal 2019 (October 1, 2018 through September 20, 2019).

While the national total was the lowest since 1997, the Hawaii EEOC office took in more charges in all but 4 categories, as follows:

Type of discrimination charge  # of charges in FY 2019   Difference from FY 2018
Retaliation (all) 178 +26%
Title VII retaliation 137 +30%
Sex 134 +38%
Disability 113 +38%
Race 82 +21%
National Origin 63 +58%
Age 59 -22%
Color 26 +44%
Religion 9 -10%
Equal Pay Act 3 -25%
GINA 1 0%
TOTAL state charges* 330 +30%

 *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 years will be less than the total of the types of discrimination listed. 

Hawaii charge statistics from FY 2009-2019 can be viewed online.

For more details on national statistics, see the EEOC press release or its Enforcement and Litigation Statistics from 1997-2019.