Few of us will dispute the claim that one of the top news stories and things most talked about last year started with movie mogul Harvey Weinstein and ended with sexual abuses charges that followed Weinstein and other celebrities and politicians.
The fallout continues today.
The federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) tracks such things in the business community and released a report last week that said it dealt with 84,254 workplace complaints during fiscal 2017. Some of them were holdovers from the 2016 fiscal year.
The victims of those complaints picked up a cool $398 million from the private sector and state governments and the federal government via the EEOC. That money came via litigation and settlements.
Sex — surprisingly, and considering all the noise about Weinstein and others — is not the most most frequently filed complaint. It came in fourth with 6,696 charges and the EEOC picked up $46.3 million for victims of sexual harassment.
Here’s the list from top to bottom. BTW, when you add all this up it exceeds 100% but that’s because some charges were made in multiple areas:
• Retaliation: 41,097 — 48.8% of all charges filed
• Race: 28,528 — 33.9%
• Disability: 26,838 — 31.9%
• Sex: 25,605 — 30.4%
• Age: 18,376 — 21.8%
• National Origin: 8,299 — 9.8%
• Religion: 3,436 — 4.1%
• Color: 3,240 — 3.8%
• Equal Pay Act: 996 — 1.2%
• Genetic Information: 206 — .2 %
Overall, the EEOC received 99,109 charges but reduced the charge workload by 16.2% to 61,621 which is the lowest level of inventory — if we have to call it that — in the last decade. Prioritizing more efficiently is the reason.
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