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Sexual Harassment 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 sexual harassment discrimination as an issue.

The data in the sexual harassment 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 10,532 11,908 14,420 15,549 15,342
% of Charges
Filed by Males
9.1%
 
9.1%
 
9.9%
 
9.9%
 
10.0%
 
Resolutions 7,484 9,971 11,478 13,802 15,861
Resolutions By Type          
Settlements 1,029 1,132 1,075 978 1,082
  13.7%
 
11.4%
 
9.4%
 
7.1%
 
6.8%
 
Withdrawals w/Benefits 705 1,026 1,118 1,280 1,223
  9.4%
 
10.3%
 
9.7%
 
9.3%
 
7.7%
 
Administrative Closures 3,007 4,121 5,240 6,898 6,826
  40.2%
 
41.3%
 
45.7%
 
50.0%
 
43.0%
 
No Reasonable Cause 2,458 3,326 3,525 4,195 6,153
  32.8%
 
33.4%
 
30.7%
 
30.4%
 
38.8%
 
Reasonable Cause 285 366 520 451 577
  3.8%
 
3.7%
 
4.5%
 
3.3%
 
3.6%
 
Successful Conciliations 152 180 220 174 232
  2.0%
 
1.8%
 
1.9%
 
1.3%
 
1.5%
 
Unsuccessful Conciliations 133 186 300 277 345
  1.8%
 
1.9%
 
2.6%
 
2.0%
 
2.2%
 
Merit Resolutions 2,019 2,524 2,713 2,709 2,882
  27.0%
 
25.3%
 
23.6%
 
19.6%
 
18.2%
 
Monetary Benefits (Millions)* $12.7 $25.1 $22.5 $24.3 $27.8

* 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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