New Yorkers filed 3,802 discrimination claims with the EEOC in fiscal year 2011, two fewer than the year before, according to data the commission just released.
The New York complaints—covering everything from race discrimination to pay bias—represented 3.8% of all EEOC charges. New Yorkers comprise 6.2% of the U.S. population.
Compared to 2010, New York saw more charges in 2011 for discrimination based on:
- Race – 1,162 charges filed
- Sex – 1,100
- Religion – 225
- Equal Pay Act – 47
Overall retaliation claims also increased to 1,415.
The number of discrimination charges filed by New Yorkers fell in each of the following categories:
- Title VII retaliation – 1,238
- Disability – 989
- National origin – 675
- Color – 221
- Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act – 5.
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