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Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)

Definition - What does Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) mean?

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is a federal agency of the United States that is responsible for enforcing federal laws regarding discrimination against race, color, religion, sex, origin, age, disability or genetic information of an employee or a job applicant. The concerned laws apply to all types of human resource activities in a workplace including recruiting, selecting, training, posting, salary and wages, benefits, promotion, harassment and punishment.

Safeopedia explains Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is authorized to investigate charges of discrimination against employers and assess the allegations in the charge. If it is found that the allegation of discrimination exists, then they will either settle the case or file a lawsuit to protect the rights of the individual.

They also conduct education and technical assistance programs for preventing discrimination at work. EEOC provides training for stakeholders and guidance and assistance to administrative judges. Its headquarters are located in Washington, D.C., and has field offices throughout the United States.

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