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Pregnancy Discrimination Charges
EEOC & FEPAs Combined: FY 1992 - FY 1996

The following chart represents the total number of charge receipts filed and resolved under Title VII alleging pregnancy discrimination as an issue.

The data in the pregnancy discrimination table reflect charges filed with EEOC and the state and local Fair Employment Practices Agencies around the country that have a work sharing agreement with the commission.

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

  FY 1992 FY 1993 FY 1994 FY 1995 FY 1996
Receipts 3,385 3,577 4,170 4,191 3,743
Resolutions 3,045 3,145 3,181 3,908 4,186
Resolutions By Type          
Settlements 457 420 373 440 388
  15.0%
 
13.4%
 
11.7%
 
11.3%
 
9.3%
 
Withdrawals w/Benefits 237 311 341 362 323
  7.8%
 
9.9%
 
10.7%
 
9.3%
 
7.7%
 
Administrative Closures 767 757 928 1,159 1,102
  25.2%
 
24.1%
 
29.2%
 
29.7%
 
26.3%
 
No Reasonable Cause 1,497 1,552 1,435 1,851 2,276
  49.2%
 
49.3%
 
45.1%
 
47.4%
 
54.4%
 
Reasonable Cause 87 104 104 96 97
  2.9%
 
3.3%
 
3.3%
 
2.5%
 
2.3%
 
Successful Conciliations 56 62 60 51 55
  1.8%
 
2.0%
 
1.9%
 
1.3%
 
1.3%
 
Unsuccessful Conciliations 31 42 44 45 42
  1.0%
 
1.3%
 
1.4%
 
1.2%
 
1.0%
 
Merit Resolutions 781 835 818 898 808
  25.6%
 
26.6%
 
25.7%
 
23.0%
 
19.3%
 
Monetary Benefits (Millions)* $3.7 $3.9 $4.0 $4.7 $4.1

* 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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