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About the EEOC


When should you contact the EEOC?

You should contact the EEOC if you believe:

  • You are being treated differently or harassed at work because of your race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation and gender identity), national origin, disability, or genetic information.
    • People who are 40 or older should contact EEOC if they believe they are being treated differently or harassed at work because of their age.
  • Your employer improperly refused to grant your request for a reasonable workplace change you need because of your religious beliefs or disability.
  • Your employer has improperly asked you about or shared your genetic information, such as results from genetic tests or your family medical history, or medical information.
  • You are being treated differently or harassed because you complained about job discrimination , assisted with a job discrimination proceeding, such as an investigation or lawsuit , or reasonably opposed discrimination (such as resisting or reporting unwanted sexual advances or helping protect co-workers from unwanted sexual advances).

There are strict time limits for filing a job discrimination complaint with the EEOC. In some cases, you only have 180 days to report discrimination to us. In other cases, that time is extended to 300 days. You should contact us immediately if you believe your employer is discriminating against you.