In 2010 there were 99,022 charges of employment discrimination filed with the EEOC nationwide. This is a record high in the agencies 45 year history. The agency recovered $319 million for aggrieved parties.
The increase in claims has been arguably attributed to increased regulations from ADAAA, GINA, and the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act.
No specifics are available yet, but in 2009, the most common complaint filed was for retaliation, followed by complaints about race.