HR & Recruiting Glossary

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What is the EEOC?

EEOC stands for the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

According to, "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, transgender status, and sexual orientation), national origin, age (40 or older), disability or genetic information.

The laws apply to all types of work situations, including hiring, firing, promotions, harassment, training, wages, and benefits."

What are some of the ways the EEOC helps to prevent discrimination?

  • They enforce the laws that make it illegal to discriminate
  • They have the authority to investigate claims of discrimination
  • They have programs to help prevent discrimination through education and outreach
  • They work with Federal agencies to provide guidance to ensure they comply with regulations

Where can I learn more about the EEOC and how it can help me?

For more information, visit the EEOC's FAQ page for all the information you need!

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