The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has added state-by-state records of the charges it received between 2009-2011 to its website. Interesting information. It is an interesting set of data, and worth reviewing.
California produced roughly 7% of all charges the EEOC received each year. The state includes about 12% of the U.S. population. Presumably, that discrepancy can be attributed to the strength of the Fair Employment and Housing Act and other worker protection laws in California, although that’s purely conjecture without more data. Over 40% of the charges included retaliation, not much of a surprise given the strength of that theory in the courts.