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Discrimination Charges in Texas Continue to Drop

April 11, 2019 • Zach DiSchiano

Discrimination Charges in Texas continue to drop

A new report from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) found the number of discrimination charges filed in Texas decreased from 8,827 in 2017 to 7,482 in 2018.

Texas still leads the nation in discrimination charges filed, but the state accounted for just 9.8 percent of the country’s total filings, compared to 10.5 percent last year. Florida is responsible for the second-highest number of charges in the country at 8.7 percent.

Here’s a quick breakdown of the 2018 discrimination charges statistics in Texas (note that the percentage will add up to more than 100 because individuals often file charges claiming multiple types of discrimination):

  • Retaliation: 39,469 (51.6 percent of all charges filed)
  • Sex: 24,655 (32.3 percent)
  • Disability: 24,605 (32.2 percent)
  • Race: 24,600 (32.2 percent)
  • Age: 16,911 (22.1 percent)
  • National Origin: 7,106 (9.3 percent)
  • Color: 3,166 (4.1 percent)
  • Religion: 2,859 (3.7 percent)
  • Equal Pay Act: 1,066 (1.4 percent)
  • Genetic Information: 220 (0.3 percent)

Nationally, the country reported 76,505 discrimination charges, down from 84,254 in 2017.

To read more about discrimination charges in 2018, visit the EEOC website.

Zach DiSchiano is a communications specialist at TASB HR Services. Send Zach an email at zachary.dischiano@tasb.org.

Tagged: Diversity, "EEOC compliance"