The EEOC is the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
The job of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the EEOC complaints division is to reduce and effectively eliminate discrimination in the employment workplace by employers and employees.
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission focuses on businesses in the community and across the country by educating, information and discipline.
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is setup for enforcement and education of people and businesses on a number of employment laws. These laws include the following:
The Civil Rights Act of 1964 making it illegal for a business to discriminate against a person on the bases of sex, religion, color, or race.
The Equal Pay Act which makes it illegal for men and women performing the same job and duties to be paid different wages.
The Disabilities Act making it illegal for a private company or government to discriminate against a person based on a disability.
The Age Discrimination Act making it illegal for companies to discriminate based on age.
In essence the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is responsible for overseeing the fair and equal treatment of all competent, honest employees
There are many options available for someone with an EEOC complaint.
If you feel you may be the victim of discrimination in the workplace you can begin by filing a formal EEOC complaint.
It is important to act quickly as you often only have 4-6 months after the act of discrimination to file a complaint regarding it.
Once you file a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission you have the right to proceed with a personal discrimination lawsuit.
In fact the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission themselves have been the targets of their own discrimination lawsuit. In 1996, Joseph Ray Terry filed a lawsuit claiming he was the victim of discrimination. As if this wasn't enough, they were eventually found guilty of discrimination against Mr. Terry because he was white.
Terry was eventually awarded $150, 000 in his suit.
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