About the EEOC
- What is the EEOC?
- What does the EEOC do?
- Where is the EEOC located?
- When should you contact the EEOC?
- Why do you need to know about the EEOC?
When should you contact the EEOC?
You should contact the EEOC anytime you believe:
- You are being treated differently at work because of your race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, disability, age (age 40 or older) or genetic information.
- You are being harassed at work for any of these reasons.
- 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 or medical information.
- You are being treated differently or harassed because you complained about job discrimination or assisted with a job discrimination proceeding, such as an investigation or lawsuit.
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.