Ohio employees filed 313 fewer EEOC discrimination charges last year than in 2010, according to data the commission just released.
The total—3,137 complaints covering everything from race discrimination to pay bias—represented 3.1% of all EEOC charges. Ohio contains 3.69% of the country’s population.
The number of discrimination charges filed by Ohioans fell in each of the following categories:
- Race – 1,112 charges filed
- Retaliation – 1,032
- Age – 897
- Sex – 855
- National origin – 137
- Equal Pay Act – 29.
Ohio saw more 2011 charges for:
- Disability discrimination – 928
- Religious discrimination – 109
- Color bias – 54.
Compared to other states, Ohio had a disproportionately large number of charges in just two areas, age discrimination (3.8% of all charges nationally) and violations of the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act, where 10 Ohio filings accounted for 4.1% of all charges filed nationally.