The EEOC is the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. It is an agency of the federal government. The mission of the EEOC is to promote equality of opportunity in the workplace and enforce federal laws prohibiting employment discrimination. By law, the EEOC assigns federal investigators to properly prepared EEOC charges. The EEOC also employs federal mediators to resolve claims before litigation is required. If the EEOC finds discrimination, it has staff attorneys who may file a lawsuit against the employer.
Act fast, employees may have as few as 180 days after the discrimination to file a claim.