EEOC 2023 Statistics

Submitted by rachel on

Every year the EEOC releases a batch of important statistics that provide insights about workplace rights in the previous year. In April, the EEOC released their 2023 annual statistics. Here are some takeaways that you should know about:

Increased Reports Of Workplace Rights Violations

There were more reports of workplace rights violations than ever before in 2024. The EEOC saw a big increase in the number of calls and emails from the public. In total the EEOC had more than 522,000 calls and emails to report workplace rights violations by employers in the United States in 2023. 

Those calls resulted in 10% more formal charges being brought against employers. A total of 81,055 form complaints were brought by the EEOC against employers who violated the rights of their employees.

Discrimination Stats

Discrimination continues to be a hot issue in the workplace. There was a significant increase in the number of discrimination cases filed with the EEOC in 2023. There was a 10.3% increase in discrimination cases reported to the EEOC in 2023 from the number of cases in 2022. The EEOC investigated more than 81,000 claims. 

The EEOC successfully secured over $665 million in compensation for workers who were discriminated against by employers in 2023. Almost $440 million of those damages recovered were for discrimination victims in the private sector and local and state governments. The bulk of the money was recovered through mediation, conciliation, and settlements. But, $22.6 million came from litigation. 

Litigation Stats

There was also a big increase in the number of employment rights violation cases that went to litigation. In 2023 there were 50% more cases that went to litigation than cases litigated in 2022. A total of 143 employment rights cases were litigated in 2023.

 If your employment rights were violated and you file a complaint with the EEOC you should always speak with an employment attorney about your claim. 

As the statistics from the EEOC show, you have a good chance of holding your employer accountable for violating your rights. But it’s best to have an attorney on your side when you file your complaint. 

Litigation Statistics EEOC 2023

Speak With An Employment Law Attorney

If your employer violated your rights and you were discriminated against, harassed, or unlawfully fired you should speak with an employment law attorney. An employment lawyer needs to know the details of your specific case in order to give you the best advice. 

Fill out the Free Case Evaluation now to get connected with an independent employment law attorney who subscribes to the website and may be able to help answer any questions you have about employment law, your workplace rights, and what you need to do to file a complaint with the EEOC.