The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is responsible for enforcing 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, gender identity, and sexual orientation), national origin, age (40 or older), disability or genetic information. It is also illegal to discriminate against a person because the person complained about discrimination, filed a charge of discrimination, or participated in an employment discrimination investigation or lawsuit.
Most employers with at least 15 employees are covered by EEOC laws (20 employees in age discrimination cases). Most labor unions and employment agencies are also covered.
The laws apply to all types of work situations, including hiring, firing, promotions, harassment, training, wages, and benefits.
1. Keep a log of every incident.
2. Notify for your manager/supervisor. If they are the people
harassing you then contact their manager/supervisor.
3. Contact Human Resources
4. Make sure your conversations are documented.
5. Contact the EEOC
Names, dates, phone numbers…..any information that will be
relevant to your case.
Once you contact the EEOC your company can not fire you or that
will be considered retaliation.
File your report. The EEOC will do an investigation and notify
you of the outcome.
DO NOT QUIT. You may be able to obtain unemployment if there was
just or probable cause for you quitting.
Your company must investigate any charge of harassment (sexual, verbal,etc)
Your company is responsible to investigate and defuse threats made by other employees.