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Pregnancy Discrimination Charges
FY 2010 - FY 2013

This table shows charge data for pregnancy discrimination. Because allegations of pregnancy discrimination are a subset of other types of discrimination under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, these tables have been harmonized with other data on this site and only show charges filed with the EEOC.  For tables from earlier fiscal years showing charges filed both with the EEOC and also with Fair Employment Practice Agency partners, go to Pregnancy Discrimination Charges (EEOC & FEPAs Combined).

  FY 2010 FY 2011 FY 2012 FY 2013
Receipts 4,029 3,983 3,745 3,541
Resolutions 4,130 4,590 4,225 3,580
Resolutions By Type        
Settlements 522 584 463 436
  12.6% 12.7% 11.0% 12.2%
Withdrawals w/Benefits 253 271 267 233
  6.1% 5.9% 6.3% 6.5%
Administrative Closures 691 709 620 578
  16.7% 15.4% 14.7% 16.1%
No Reasonable Cause 2,484 2,822 2,698 2,154
  60.1% 61.5% 63.9% 60.2%
Reasonable Cause 180 204 177 179
  4.4% 4.4% 4.2% 5.0%
Successful Conciliations 67 89 68 87
  1.6% 1.9% 1.6% 2.4%
Unsuccessful Conciliations 113 115 109 92
  2.7% 2.5% 2.6% 2.6%
Merit Resolutions 955 1,059 907 848
  23.1% 23.1% 21.5% 23.7%
Monetary Benefits (Millions)* $14.7 $13.9 $14.3 $17.0

* Does not include monetary benefits obtained through litigation.

The total of individual percentages may not always sum to 100% due to rounding.

EEOC total workload includes charges carried over from previous fiscal years, new charge receipts and charges transferred to EEOC from Fair Employment Practice Agencies (FEPAs). Resolution of charges each year may therefore exceed receipts for that year because workload being resolved is drawn from a combination of pending, new receipts and FEPA transfer charges rather than from new charges only.

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