"Increased efficiency in investigations, and an unprecedented number of campaigns educating the public about their civil rights, made fiscal year 2014 one of the most productive in the history of the office."
- Director Mónica Palacio
Fiscal year 2014 saw a 41 percent increase in the number of discrimination cases docketed with our office, attributable in part to increased outreach and innovative reporting methods. Our Highlights of Fiscal Year 2014 report provides details of these efforts, and looks into the number and types of discrimination cases received. Additional findings include:
- 77 percent of our 504 docketed cases alleged discrimination in employment;
- Sex, race and disability were the most commonly listed protected traits on our cases;
- 44.7 percent of cases we mediated were settled successfully at that stage;
- $2.12 million was awarded to complainants through settlements through mediation;
- 146 reports on non-compliant single-stall gendered bathrooms were reported through our #SafeBathroomsDC campaign;
- 97 percent of public charter local education agencies, the DC Public Schools system and all required youth-serving government agencies have bullying prevention policies; and
- Nearly 30 District agencies launched Language Access Support Web Pages in six languages.
We are proud to share these numbers - and our Highlights of Fiscal Year 2014 report - with you. We appreciate your support of our work, and will continue to fight to end discrimination in the District.
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