The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) website is full of information, with many pages dedicated to workplace discrimination (every type) and sexual harassment.
Here is an overview of the EEOC, direct from its website:
“The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is responsible for enforcing federal laws that make it illegal to discriminate against a job applicant or an employee because of the person’s race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age (40 or older), disability or genetic information. It is also illegal to discriminate against a person because the person complained about discrimination, filed a charge of discrimination, or participated in an employment discrimination investigation or lawsuit.”
It doesn’t matter if you are applying for a job or currently work for a company, you have many rights under both federal and state laws.
Do you feel you have been discriminated against? Are you wondering what this means to your future? The EEOC provides a wealth of information, ensuring that people in your position feel better about where they stand.
In the event that your employer breaks a federal law related to discrimination, it is important to consult with a professional without delay. While some people turn to the EEOC for assistance, others reach out to a qualified legal professional to guide them through the process.