Defining EEOC and Determining Its Functions

Defining EEOC and Determining Its Functions

Employment law attorneys are dealing with employment-related issues and/or complaints casted mostly by employees. In fact, there are a lot of factors that contribute to discrimination and other employment issues. More often than not, those who engage to such act are those who were in high positions.


The following aspects, commonly called as “protected class”, are the commonly committed discriminatory conducts.


  • Age
  • Religion
  • Race
  • Color
  • Gender
  • Disability
  • National origin
  • Sexual orientation
  • Ethnic group participation


The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) established in 1964 aims to stop employment discrimination that blocks the growth of not only the directly affected employee, but also the entire workplace instead.


The EEOC is the agency in charge of all labor-related claims, and implements the Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 that affects the labor sector. Moreover, EEOC’s other purpose is to encourage and advance government programs to achieve fair employment opportunities for all people.


Besides, many federal laws have been created and implemented to offer protection to the workers. On the other hand, some of the employment discrimination laws are as follows:

  • Civil Rights Act of 1964
  • Rehabilitation Act of 1973
  • Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 (ADEA)
  • Equal Pay Act of 1963
  • Whistleblower Protection Act
  • Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA)
  • Civil Service Reform Act


EEOC’s Functions


The abovementioned provisions should be applied in the following situations, in any case:


  • Application
  • Job training
  • Promotion
  • Giving of salary
  • Performance evaluation
  • Skills development
  • Granting of benefits and other employment liberties


You have to hire one of the employment law attorneys if you believe you are a subject of discrimination in your workplace. Know your rights and protections as well as the means to counter the wrongful conduct.