Delaware Department of Labor (DDOL), has published its yearly statistics for FY2009 relating to the charges of discrimination filed with its Office of Anti-Discrimination. Here are some highlights:
It may not come as a surprise that the most-often filed charge was a retaliation charge, making up just over 70% of all charges filed. Where a charge alleges more than one basis, each basis was counted separately, which explains why the total is higher than 100%. It also indicates that retaliation is very often added as a second basis to a charge that alleges other types of discrimination.
Again, not surprisingly, DDOL had a very busy year, with intakes at a five-year high.