Welcome to EEOC Guide

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, or EEOC, is the federal agency tasked with employment discrimination and equal opportunity issues. The EEOC can bring lawsuits on behalf of victims of discrimination against employers in the workplace. Equal Employment Opportunity (EEOC) compliance is a critical body of specialized knowledge that all employers need to know.

Is Your Organization EEOC Compliant for 2019?

The Equal Employment Opportunities Commission (EEOC) has guidelines for the hiring process. It is most important that your process have no adverse impact on any protected minorities. These groups include all women, all non-Caucasians and all people who are forty years of age or older.

In addition to EEOC Regulations, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) states that you cannot ask any questions that might intentionally or unintentionally uncover any physical or mental disability.

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) requires that all current EEO counselors and investigators must receive 8 hours minimum of training annually to stay abreast of updated EEO regulations. New EEO counselors and investigators must get 32 hours minimum of training before taking on EEO counseling jobs.

A complaint of discrimination may be filed by any employee or group of employees. The aggrieved individual has the right to be represented at all stages of the process. EEOC prohibits workplace discrimination based on the following factors:

  • Age
  • Gender
  • Disability
  • Ethnicity
  • National Origin
  • Religion
  • Genetics
  • Sexual Orientation
  • Pregnancy
  • Compensation Level
  • Filed a Charge

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