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