The EEOC Report for 2013 has been released and found the four most common charges filed were for:
- Retaliation (41.1%)
- Race discrimination (35.3%)
- Sex discrimination (29.5 %)
- Disability discrimination (27.7%)
Many claims were filed in multiple categories with retaliation being the most common. In fact, retaliation replaced race discrimination in 2010 as the #1 claim filed with the EEOC. Companies can still be found guilty of retaliation, even if no discrimination was found.
Businesses must use caution after receiving any employee complaints. Retaliation claims are more common ever.