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Race-Based Harassment Charges
FY 1992 - FY 1996

This table shows EEOC charges filed and resolved under Title VII alleging race-based harassment discrimination.

The data are compiled by the Office of Research, Information and Planning from data compiled from EEOC's Charge Data System.

  FY 1992 FY 1993 FY 1994 FY 1995 FY 1996
Receipts 3,624 4,244 4,786 5,100 4,903
Resolutions 3,119 3,322 3,334 4,637 6,063
Resolutions By Type          
Settlements 249 230 220 197 192
  8.0% 6.9% 6.6% 4.2% 3.2%
Withdrawals w/Benefits 245 269 212 260 213
  7.9% 8.1% 6.4% 5.6% 3.5%
Administrative Closures 742 947 1,197 1,612 1,835
  23.8% 28.5% 35.9% 34.8% 30.3%
No Reasonable Cause 1,826 1,820 1,653 2,507 3,742
  58.5% 54.8% 49.6% 54.1% 61.7%
Reasonable Cause 57 56 52 61 81
  1.8% 1.7% 1.6% 1.3% 1.3%
Successful Conciliations 24 21 24 23 32
  0.8% 0.6% 0.7% 0.5% 0.5%
Unsuccessful Conciliations 33 35 28 38 49
  1.1% 1.1% 0.8% 0.8% 0.8%
Merit Resolutions 551 555 484 518 486
  17.7% 16.7% 14.5% 11.2% 8.0%
Monetary Benefits (Millions)* $3.4 $3.2 $4.1 $4.2 $10.2

* 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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