The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is a Federal agency in the United States which enforces employment laws.
The agency was established by the Civil Rights Act of 1964 with the task to enforce a variety of anti-discrimination laws.
The EEOC is often the place of first recourse when they have a grievance against an employer.
An employee must go through the EEOC and/or their state counterparts before trying to sue for discrimination in Federal court.
An employee can file a complaint with the EEOC against their employer if they believe they have been discriminated against on the basis of a variety of factors.
In Canada, the appropriate organization depends on who the employer is.
If it is the Federal agency or a workplace regulated by the Canada Labour Code, then workers are covered under the Canadian Human Rights Act, while others recourse to their Provincial or Territorial labor rights agency.
What is the EEOC? – Video Script:
Are you being treated unfairly at work?
Do you feel like your manager or co-worker is targeting you by making discriminating comments about your age, sex or ethnic background which has you feeling upset and emotionally drained?
Workplace discrimination can stop you from promotions, higher pay and the career you deserve.
Over the last 10 years, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, which handles discrimination cases in the United States, has received over 91,000 individual charge filings per year.
Simply put…you are not alone!
Understanding how the EEOC operates is key to knowing how to handle workplace discrimination.
Once you understand your options and the mistakes to avoid when dealing with the EEOC, you will greatly increase your chances of a successful outcome.
Fulfill your career aspirations to work in a positive and supportive work environment.
Everything you want to know about the EEOC and EEO can be found here, including:
Can I File a Complaint with the EEOC?
Investigation Process – Non-Federal Employee
Investigation Process – Federal Employee
Retaliation in the Workplace
NYC – Filing a Discrimination Case
Locations / District Offices