Filing charges of EEOC complaints has reached an all-time high. Though just a small increase over 2010, the filings reflect the state of the economy. Filings generally rise when the economy worsens. That is due, I believe, to employers taking advantage of the economic "cover" to get rid of employees and more terminations simply cause more complaints. See MSNBC report.
The EEOC said it received 99,947 complaints in Fiscal Year 2011. 35% of these complaints were based on race; 29% alleged gender discrimination; and 24% of the complaints were based on age discrimination. 26% of those complaints were based on disability discrimination. The EEOC says 18% of those complaints received a "merit resolution," which means they achieved some sort of settlement.