Charges alleging retaliation under all the laws the EEOC enforces were the most numerous (37.4% of all charges), closely followed by charges involving claims of race discrimination (35.4%). While the numbers of charges with race and sex discrimination allegations declined from the previous year, charges with the two other most frequently-cited allegations, disability and age discrimination, both increased.
The agency’s enforcement of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) produced the highest increase in monetary relief among all of the laws. Back impairments were the most frequently cited impairment under the ADA, followed by other orthopedic impairments, depression, anxiety disorder and diabetes.
For the first full fiscal year of enforcement, the EEOC received 245 charges under the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of genetic information, including family medical history.
The EEOC is responsible for enforcing Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Equal Pay Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act.