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A look at the most recent workplace discrimination statistics

Many victims of workplace discrimination in the Detroit region believe that they will never find a satisfactory solution. If you are one of these victims and have run out of hope, information released by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) may rekindle your faith in the system.

The EEOC released a report earlier this year filled with workplace discrimination statistics for the fiscal year 2018. The report shows that the EEOC found a resolution for more 91,000 charges of occupational discrimination. Below you will find several more notable statistics from the report involving Michigan victims.

  • There were 2,473 workplace discrimination charges in 2018
  • Overall, victims of discrimination won financial damages totaling over $505 million
  • The number of retaliation charges stands at 39,469
  • The number of sex discrimination charges reached almost 25,000
  • Discrimination charges centered on religion totaled 2,859
  • The number of age discrimination charges stands at 16,911
  • The EEOC helped victims of sexual harassment acquire a total of $56.6 million
  • Race-related workplace discrimination charges totaled 24,600

It can (and should) comfort you to know that the EEOC stands firm in its commitment to resolve workplace discrimination for all victims. However, it is also important to take steps to enhance your protection. An employment law attorney can fill a valuable role in these cases, even when the EEOC steps in.

Please consider speaking to a Michigan lawyer if you are a victim of workplace discrimination. Your attorney can ensure you remain protected throughout the process of filing a claim and can preserve your right to take additional action if retaliation becomes an issue after you report discrimination.

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