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Charges Alleging Harassment other than Sexual Harassment
FY 2010 - FY 2017

This table shows charge data for harassment allegations filed under all statutes (sexual harassment allegations are only included if they are also alleged in a charge). This table has 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 Harassment Charges (EEOC & FEPAs Combined).

  FY 2010 FY 2011 FY 2012 FY 2013 FY 2014 FY 2015 FY 2016 FY 2017
Receipts 21,454 21,470 21,088 21,371 21,930 23,097 23,528 22,362
Resolutions 22,873 25,205 23,936 21,723 20,706 23,490 25,411 26,345
Resolutions By Type                
Settlements 2,080 2,361 2,199 1,999 1,765 2,028 1,913 1,759
  9.1% 9.4% 9.2% 9.2% 8.5% 8.6% 7.5% 6.7%
Withdrawals w/Benefits 1,221 1,281 1,259 1,347 1,300 1,448 1,486 1,449
  5.3% 5.1% 5.3% 6.2% 6.3% 6.2% 5.8% 5.5%
Administrative Closures 4,032 4,379 3,712 3,421 3,708 4,047 4,242 3,903
  17.6% 17.4% 15.5% 15.7% 17.9% 17.2% 16.7% 14.8%
No Reasonable Cause 13,873 16,025 15,764 14,119 13,335 15,223 17,036 18,548
  60.7% 63.6% 65.9% 65.0% 64.4% 64.8% 67.0% 70.4%
Reasonable Cause 1,667 1,159 1,002 837 598 744 734 686
  7.3% 4.6% 4.2% 3.9% 2.9% 3.2% 2.9% 2.6%
Successful Conciliations 333 268 293 341 214 276 276 245
  1.5% 1.1% 1.2% 1.6% 1.0% 1.2% 1.1% 0.9%
Unsuccessful Conciliations 1,334 891 709 496 384 468 458 441
  5.8% 3.5% 3.0% 2.3% 1.9% 2.0% 1.8% 1.7%
Merit Resolutions 4,968 4,801 4,460 4,183 3,663 4,220 4,133 3,894
  21.7% 19.0% 18.6% 19.3% 17.7% 18.0% 16.3% 14.8%
Monetary Benefits (Millions)* $86.5 $87.9 $82.1 $97.3 $68.2 $95.9 $97.8 $97.0

* 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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