With statistics from the CHRO lacking, it’s hard to get a judge on whether claims of discrimination in Connecticut are rising or falling.
The EEOC released new statistics this week, however that shed a little bit of light on the subject, albeit with a fairly small sample size.
For FY 2011, the EEOC reported that 262 charges of discrimination were filed directly with the EEOC in Connecticut. That is down from a high of 295 the year before. Nationally, the number of claims filed hit a high of 99, 947 for the same period, up very slightly from the prior year.
Not surprisingly, retaliation claims led the way with race discrimination claims. Only one (!) GINA complaint was reportedly filed during this period as well.