For What Kind of Discrimination Does the EEOC Handle Complaints?
The EEOC, or the U.S Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, is a federal body approved by the U.S government to fight various forms of discrimination in the workplace and address cases of discrimination made against those seeking jobs. But for what specific kinds of discrimination does the EEOC handle complaints? The types of discriminations which you should report to the EEOC are those that target your:
- Skin color
- Country of origin
- Sex and sexual orientation
- Pregnancy or conditions caused by pregnancy or childbirth
- Other protected classes
The Discrimination Complaint Process
The EEOC has a strict procedure for dealing with discrimination complaints. The first step one would take will be to file a Charge of Discrimination. The tables below will go over the process private sector and federal sector complainants usually go through.
Private Sector Discrimination Complaint Process
||Remember to always report to HR before reporting to the EEOC|
|1 - 10 days after filing||
||Mediation can take up to three months|
|1- 180 days after filing||
||Investigation can take up to 10 months|
|After 180 days of filing||
||This depends on your type of discrimination case and if it was filed under Title VII|
Federal Sector Discrimination Complaint Process
|1- 45 days||
|1-15 days after a failed Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)||
||Late filing is one of the common grounds for case dismissal|
|1-180 days after filing||
|1 - 30 days after the conclusion of the investigation||
|1 - 40 days after a public hearing||
|1- 30 days after EEOC’s final verdict||
|1 - 30 days after appeal verdict||
||You can do this only if you can prove that the decision was given in error|
Channels for Filing Discrimination Complaint
The table below outlines four channels for you to file a discrimination complaint with the EEOC:
|EEOC Branches||You have to walk into any of the 53 EEOC branches to file your complaint on a pre-scheduled appointment day.|
|Telephone||You will have to make use of any of the dedicated hotlines below to call in to lay and your discriminatory complaints:
|You can draft a letter or file a complaint form with the details of your:
Start the mail-in process here.
|Local Employee Protection Agency||You can visit a Fair Employment Practices Agencies (FEPA) office to file your complaints. They work with the EEOC and share reports on all claims.|
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