Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is a federal law enforcement agency that enforces laws against workplace discrimination. The EEOC investigates discrimination complaints based on an individual's race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, disability, genetic information and retaliation for reporting, participating in and/or opposing a discriminatory practice. The Commission also mediates and settles thousands of discrimination complaints each year prior to their investigation. The EEOC is also empowered to file discrimination suits against employers on behalf of alleged victims and to adjudicate claims of discrimination brought against federal agencies. President John F. Kennedy on March 6, 1961 signed Executive Order 10925, which required government contractors to "take affirmative action to ensure that applicants are employed and that employees are treated during employment without regard to their race, creed, color, or national origin." It established the President's Committee on Equal Employment Opportunity of which then Vice President Lyndon Johnson was appointed to head. This was the forerunner of the EEOC. The EEOC was established on July 2,...


  • Durham assistant police chief sues city

    The Associated Press 18 hours ago
    DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Durham Assistant Police Chief Winslow Forbes is suing the city and Police Chief Jose Lopez, alleging civil rights violations. Forbes' lawsuit says he was passed over for promotion because of complaints he had made about discrimination ...
  • Assistant police chief sues city

    The Herald-Sun, Durham, N.C. 1 day ago
    DURHAM -- A Durham Police Department assistant chief filed a civil-rights lawsuit against the city late Tuesday afternoon, contending he was denied a promotion because he'd complained about the department's treatment of black officers. The assistant chief, Winslow Forbes ...
  • Bias police can leave you speechless

    Orange County Register 3 days ago
    The following editorial appeared in the Orange County Register on Friday, July 25: ___ Perhaps there is just not enough discrimination to occupy federal bureaucrats. How else to explain the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's lawsuit filed last ...
  • Sexual harassment lawsuit against Alcorn sheriff reinstated

    Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal, Tupelo 3 days ago
    CORINTH -- A former Alcorn County employee last week reinstated her sexual harassment lawsuit against the sheriff in federal court. U.S. District Judge Debra Brown stopped proceedings in the suit brought by former sheriff's department employee Michelle Cohoon-Loyd against ...
  • Engineers accuse Boeing of age discrimination

    The Associated Press 1 week ago
    EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — The union representing engineers has filed age discrimination complaints against Boeing, saying that older employees are being targeted for layoffs. The Society of Professional Engineering Employees in Aerospace filed complaints Wednesday at the state Human Rights Commission ...
  • Boeing's white-collar union files age discrimination complaint

    Seattle Times 1 week ago
    The white-collar union at Boeing Co. said Thursday it has filed charges of age discrimination against Boeing with the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and Washington state's Human Rights Commission, alleging the company's approach to more than 2 ...

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