Laws Enforced by the EEOC

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) is a federal administrative agency that handles employment discrimination and harassment charges. In general, federal laws prohibiting workplace discrimination are enforced by the EEOC. These federal laws are passed by Congress and subsequently signed by the President. The following is a list of federal laws that the EEOC enforces: Title [...]

What is the EEOC?

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) is a federal administrative agency that handles employment discrimination and harassment charges. The EEOC enforces several federal laws prohibiting discrimination on the basis of a protected trait  or characteristic. For example, the EEOC enforces Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which makes it illegal to discriminate on [...]

What is Equal Employment Opportunity?

Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) laws make it illegal for employers to discriminate on the basis of certain characteristics. This means individuals are entitled to be free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin and sex. In addition, EEO laws protect against discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, age, disabilities, marital status, [...]

How Long Do You Have to File a Complaint with the EEOC?

The amount of time an individual has generally depends on three things: Whether the individual works for a government agency Whether the individual wants to file a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) Whether the individual wants to file a civil lawsuit under state and local laws. While 180 days is the general rule, [...]

How to File an Employment Discrimination Claim

Individuals who wish to file an employment discrimination claim have 180 days from the date of the last incident. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) handles all complaints involving employment discrimination. To file a charge with the EEOC, an individual should first locate the nearest EEOC office. Some states have different filing deadlines, so it is [...]