The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission said that after two record-setting years, complaints of disability-based job discrimination are down.
Charges of job bias related to disability dropped to 26,838 in 2017 from 28,073 the previous year, which was an all-time high.
The EEOC monitors disability-related workplace discrimination as well as employment discrimination complaints related to race, color, religion, retaliation, sex, genetic information, national origin, and pay equity.
In 2017, 31.9 percent of the charges received by the EEOC cited disability discrimination. Of those cases, 5,540 were resolved in favor of the person who brought the complaint. The agency secured $135.2 million in monetary benefits for them.