Definition of Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is a federal US agency that is responsible for enforcing the Civil Rights Act 1964 and also monitor and act on any complaint which is against workplace discrimination by the management or the peers. This agency was established by Congress to enforce Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. EEOC headquarter is in Washington D.C. and it has 52 sub-offices only in the United States.


This agency is responsible to look into the complaints filed by individuals on the basis of race, sexual orientation, color, religion, ethnicity, financial status, disability, age, genetic information. Companies with having a minimum of 15 employees are subject to this law.

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