The number of discrimination claims submitted to tribunals dropped by 26% in 2011/12, with sexual and age discrimination seeing the largest falls.
This compared with a 15% fall in the overall number of claims received by employment tribunals, according to the 2011/12 Tribunals Service report on annual tribunals statistics.
While sexual discrimination continued to be the most frequent type of discrimination claim received by tribunals, with 10,800 claims in 2011/12, this was a drop of 41% on 2010/11, when 18,300 sexual discrimination claims were made.
The figures, which cover the period from April 2011 to March 2012, also found that age discrimination claims dropped by 46%, compared with 2010/11, to reach 3,700 claims, the lowest it has been since 2007/08.
Number of discrimination claims brought to employment tribunal
Find details of the key changes in this year's tribunal statistics, including the number of unfair dismissal, breach of contract and equal pay claims in 2011/12, on XpertHR.