What information must I provide if I file a charge of discrimination?

When you file your charge of discrimination, you must provide your name and contact information as well as your employer’s name and contact information so that the EUC can contact both of you. You must also specify how many employees your employer has, and that is because most anti-discrimination laws apply to employers who have at least 15 or more employees. In addition, you must check a box that provides the basis for your discrimination, for example, race, gender, national origin, and you must also indicate whether you’ve been retaliated against. We recommend that you err on the side of inclusion, because if you fail to check a specific box, you may not be able to file a claim with court later on on that basis, and you must also provide a brief description of the facts that surround the discrimination that you are alleging.