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U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

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What is the EEOC?

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EEOC is the federal agency that enforces the laws against job discrimination and harassment. Each year, we process about 80,000 job discrimination complaints. Each year, we process about 75,000 – 100,000 job discrimination complaints. We also work with about 94 state and local agencies who investigate approximately 50,000 additional job discrimination complaints.

If you would like more information about complaints filed with EEOC, see EEOC Charge Statistics.