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What Does the EEOC Cover?

The EEOC is responsible for enforcing federal laws that prohibit workplace discrimination. These laws protect employees and job applicants from discrimination based on their race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), national origin, age, disability, and genetic information. If you believe you have been the victim of discrimination, an EEOC lawyer can help you understand your rights and options for pursuing legal action.

  • Hiring
  • Promotions
  • Pay
  • Job assignments
  • Training
  • Termination

The EEOC enforces several federal laws that prohibit workplace discrimination, including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), the Equal Pay Act, and the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA).


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Do I Have an EEOC Claim?

Determining whether you have an EEOC claim depends on the specific circumstances of your situation. However, if you believe that you have experienced workplace discrimination or retaliation based on your protected characteristics, you may have grounds for an EEOC claim. The first step in pursuing an EEOC claim is to file a charge of discrimination with the EEOC.


To determine if you have an EEOC claim, consider the following:

  • Protected characteristics: Determine if you have experienced discrimination based on a protected characteristic, such as race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or genetic information. Retaliation for reporting discrimination or participating in an investigation is also prohibited.
  • Adverse employment action: Determine if you have suffered an adverse employment action, such as being fired, demoted, passed over for a promotion, or denied training opportunities as a result of discrimination or retaliation.
  • Timelines: It is important to file a charge of discrimination with the EEOC within 180 days of the alleged discriminatory or retaliatory action. Some states may have their own deadlines that are shorter or longer than the federal deadline.
  • Evidence: Gather any evidence that supports your claim, such as emails, witness statements, or performance evaluations.

Am I Eligible to File an EEOC Claim?

Covered Organizations

Employment unions, state and local government employers, and schools are all covered by the EEOC. This means that you may be able to file a claim with the EEOC if you've been discriminated against or harassed at work, regardless of your employer.
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Employee Thresholds

Employment unions, state and local government employers, and schools are all covered by the EEOC. This means that you may be able to file a claim with the EEOC if you've been discriminated against or harassed at work, regardless of your employer.
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Hiring California EEOC lawyers can be beneficial in the following ways:

  • Expertise and experience: California EEOC lawyers are knowledgeable about employment law, including discrimination, harassment, and retaliation. They can provide advice and guidance on the most effective strategies for handling your case.
  • Understanding of legal procedures: California EEOC lawyers are familiar with the legal process, including deadlines, paperwork, and court procedures. They can help ensure that all necessary steps are taken and deadlines are met.
  • Investigation and evidence gathering: California EEOC lawyers can conduct investigations and gather evidence to support your case. They can also interview witnesses and review documents to build a strong case.
  • Negotiation skills: California EEOC lawyers are skilled negotiators who can work with the other party to reach a settlement. They can also represent you in mediation or arbitration to resolve your case outside of court.

California EEOC lawyers can help protect you from retaliation by your employer for filing a discrimination claim. They can advise you on your rights and help you take steps to prevent retaliation.


Employment Rights Attorneys in LA

We are committed to standing up for the rights of all workers, whether blue or white-collar, and we are ready to put our extensive resources to work for you to help you get the compensation and justice you deserve if you have been wronged on the job. Do not hesitate to get in touch with us.

Sexual Harassment

Harassment on the basis of a person's refusal to engage in sexual activity can take many forms, ranging from unwanted sexual advances to the denial of employment opportunities.

Whistleblower Retaliation

Whistleblowers are employees who report the unlawful actions of their employer to the proper authorities. Whistleblowers are legally protected from employer retaliation..


Were you illegally discriminated against at work based on your age, race, religion, or gender? Were you denied a promotion or fired based on these factors?

(FMLA) & Disability

We assist workers who have been mistreated because of their disabilities or denied leave under the FMLA. Meet with our attorneys today if you need help..

Wrongful Termination

We hold employers accountable who fire employees for illegitimate and illegal reasons. Contact us whether your employer created a hostile work environment or fired you..

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Frequently Asked Questions

A: Age discrimination is treating an individual unfairly or differently because of their age. This can include denying employment, promotions, or training opportunities based on age.

A: In the United States, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) prohibits employment discrimination against individuals who are 40 years of age or older. Some states may have additional laws protecting against age discrimination.

A: Yes, age discrimination can occur during any stage of the employment process, including hiring. For example, an employer may choose not to hire someone based solely on their age, even if they are otherwise qualified for the position.

A: If you believe you have been a victim of age discrimination, you should speak with an employment lawyer or file a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). The EEOC investigates claims of discrimination and may take legal action against employers who violate anti-discrimination laws.

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