2016 EEOC Stats

As a lawyer who frequently deals with EEOC charges/responses the EEOC’s yearly statistics always provide some interesting information on what folks are filing claims over these days.  Here is a link to a state by state breakdown of claims in 2016.  So what were some key Texas numbers?  Here are a few:

  1. 9,308 Total

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It’s always interesting to see how the media covers employment cases.  Five members of the US Women’s soccer team filed a charge with EEOC against th US Soccer Federation asserting claims related to disparate pay as compared to men.  This follows a lawsuit filed last month by US Soccer against the US women’s soccer union 

                                              

 The EEOC recently made the breakdown of its individual charge filings available online for each state.  The statistics run from fiscal year 2009 through fiscal year 2011.  The top Texas discrimination charges are: (1) retaliation (41%);  (2) race (36.3%); (3) retaliation – Title VII (35.9%); and (4) sex discrimination (29.4%).

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A few weeks ago we discussed a Texas employer hiring new employees based upon their Body Mass Index.  The dangers of considering weight in employment decisions were recently exemplified in a press release from the EEOC. 

In that release, it was announced that a treatment facility for chemically dependent women and children was paying $125,000 to