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Facebook Comments Policy and Privacy Notice

Note: This comment policy applies to all official EEOC social media accounts, including Twitter and our YouTube channel.


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. EEOC has 53 offices across the nation.

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Comment policy

To maintain dignity and respect for the mission of EEOC, we ask that your messages be respectful and considerate. We ask that you follow our posting guidelines set forth below. We will in our sole discretion delete in their entirety comments or posts that:

  • contain abusive, vulgar, offensive, threatening or harassing language, personal attacks of any kind, or offensive terms that target specific individuals or groups based on race, color, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, ethnicity, age, religion, or disability;
  • are clearly off-topic, that promote services or products, or that promote or oppose any political party, person campaigning for elected office, or any ballot proposition;
  • are solicitations or advertisements, to include the promotion of or endorsement of any financial, commercial or non-governmental agency. Similarly, we do not allow attempts to defame or defraud any financial, commercial or non-governmental agency;
  • appear to contain copyrighted, trademarked, patented, or proprietary information;
  • suggest or encourage illegal activity;
  • are apparent spam (the author(s) may be blocked from the page without notice);
  • include certain personally identifiable information, such as social security numbers, addresses and telephone numbers;
  • appear to be attempts to file a charge of discrimination with the agency.

Take personal responsibility for your comments, your username and any information provided. Please remember that the content of all comments is immediately released into the public domain, so do not submit anything you do not wish to be broadcast to the general public.

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You may quote, republish or share any content on this page on your own blog, website or other communication/publication. If you do so, please indicate that the information came from the EEOC Facebook page and credit the author of the content.

Members of the media are asked to pose questions to EEOC's Office of Communications at
202-663-4191 or Reporters should refrain from submitting questions here as comments. Reporters seeking official Commission comment, documents, or information should continue to contact EEOC's Office of Communications and Legislative Affairs, and agency staff will respond promptly to those inquiries.  Media requests posted here as comments will probably not receive an official response.

Privacy Notice

EEOC's official website is  EEOC is using this third party site to share some of the information from its official website in a different format that may be useful or interesting to users of this third party site.  EEOC cannot attest to the accuracy or security of information on this site, however, or any other linked site other than EEOC's official website.  Please be aware that the privacy protection provided on social media and third party sites that are not a part of the domain may not be the same as the EEOC privacy policy. To protect your privacy and the privacy of others, we ask that you do not include personally identifiable information, such as name, Social Security number, addresses, phone numbers or email addresses in the body of your comment.  EEOC does not track or record information about individuals and their visits.