The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("EEOC") governs Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Civil Rights Act of 1991, the Equal Pay Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 and the Americans with Disabilities Act. Federal law prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, pregnancy and national origin. The law also prohibits retaliation because an employee complained about discrimination, filed a charge of discrimination, or participated in an employment discrimination investigation or lawsuit. If an employee believes they have been the subject of employment discrimination or retaliation, they may file a charge of discrimination with the EEOC. The EEOC has the authority to investigate charges of discrimination against employers who are covered by the law. The EEOC’s role is to fairly and accurately assess the allegations in the charge and then make a finding.
We represent employees at EEOC mediations and throughout the entire EEOC process. It is best to consult with an attorney before beginning the EEOC process.