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Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

https://www.eeoc.gov/

Who We Are

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is responsible for enforcing federal laws that make it illegal to discriminate against a job applicant or an employee because of the person's race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age (40 or older), disability or genetic information.

It is also illegal to discriminate against a person because the person complained about discrimination, filed a charge of discrimination, or participated in an employment discrimination investigation or lawsuit.

Most employers with at least 15 employees are covered by EEOC laws (20 employees in age discrimination cases). Most labor unions and employment agencies are also covered.

The laws apply to all types of work situations, including hiring, firing, promotions, harassment, training, wages, and benefits. The EEOC has the authority to investigate charges of discrimination against employers who are covered by the law.

Our role in an investigation is to fairly and accurately assess the allegations in the charge and then make a finding. If we find that discrimination has occurred, we will try to settle the charge. If we aren't successful, we have the authority to file a lawsuit to protect the rights of individuals and the interests of the public. We do not, however, file lawsuits in all cases where we find discrimination.

Who We Serve

Area(s)
Statewide
Is this organization accessible by wheelchair?
YES
Does this organization provide access for the hearing impaired?
YES

Type of Help

This group provides the following types of services based on your legal needs and its resources:
  • Full Legal Representation
Description of Services

The EEOC has the authority to investigate charges of discrimination against employers who are covered by the law. Our role in an investigation is to fairly and accurately assess the allegations in the charge and then make a finding. If we find that discrimination has occurred, we will try to settle the charge. If we aren't successful, we have the authority to file a lawsuit. We do not, however, file lawsuits in all cases where we find discrimination.

How to Get Help

You can contact this organization by:

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Phone Number
1-800-669-4000

General Contact Information

Address
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
33 Whitehall Street (map)
5th floor
New York, NY 10004
Toll Free
1-800-669-4000
Website
https://www.eeoc.gov/
Email
Last Review and Update: Feb 24, 2018

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