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About the EEOC

The EEOC is the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. It is an agency of the federal government.  The mission of the EEOC is to promote equality of opportunity in the workplace and enforce federal laws prohibiting employment discrimination.  By law, the EEOC assigns federal investigators to properly prepared EEOC charges. The EEOC also employs federal mediators to resolve claims before litigation is required. If the EEOC finds discrimination, it has staff attorneys who may file a lawsuit against the employer.

Act fast, employees may have as few as 180 days after the discrimination to file a claim.

DID YOU KNOW:

Race discrimination includes discrimination against all races, including Blacks, Whites, Asians, and Hispanics.

Sex discrimination and sexual harassment are illegal against men as well as women.

On January 1, 2009, a new law took effect broadening protection against diabetes, epilepsy, AIDS, and cancer discrimination.

If you don’t file… you can’t recover.

More Information about the EEOC

The EEOC enforces employment discrimination laws based on the following areas:

AGE
DISABILITY
NATIONAL ORIGIN
PREGNANCY
RACE
RELIGION
SEXUAL HARASSMENT