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 retaliation

140

Sex

125

Disability

115

Race

77

Age

68

National origin

47

Color

15

Religion

6

Equal Pay Act

4

GINA

0

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