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What does the EEOC do?

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asked Aug 1, 2012 in Government by anonymous
   

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The EEOC is the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and it enforces federal laws that make it illegal to discriminate against "a job applicant or an employee because of the person's race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age (40 or older), disability or genetic information." The laws it enforces apply to hiring, firing, promotions, harassment, training, wages, benefits and other employment issues.
 
The EEOC also works on discrimination prevention (through outreach, education and technical assistance programs) and enforces federal laws that protect people who complain about discrimination, file a discrimination charge or participate in a discrimination investigation or lawsuit.

 

answered Aug 7, 2012 by SouthernGirl Inquisitive Expert (10,360 points)

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