Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Enforcement

March 1, 2016


The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) received 89,385 charges of workplace discrimination during fiscal year 2015, up from 88,778 in fiscal year 2014. Retaliation charges were up nearly 5 percent and continue to be the leading concern raised by workers across the country, followed by race discrimination and disability discrimination. The latest charge statistics are reported in the Quick Answers at ¶52,321 in the HR Management category under the “Litigation Management” topic.



2015 EEOC Charges: 89,385

Total Fines: $550 Million

Average ~$6,000 per claim, 40% of claims are supported. Average of supported claims $15,000

~7.5% of businesses face an EEOC claim per year


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