What does the EEOC do?

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is a federal agency and tasked with enforcing federal anti-employment discrimination laws. The EOC protects individuals who belong to certain protected categories such as age, race, gender, national origin, color, sexual orientation, disability, as well as religion. In addition, the EOC also protects people who have objected to employment discrimination, or engaged in employment discrimination investigations who have filed complaints for employment discrimination and have been retaliated against. The EOC enforces laws against any employer who generally has at least 15 or more employees.