U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

About U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is responsible for enforcing federal laws that make it illegal to discriminate against a job applicant or an employee because of the person's race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, transgender status, and sexual orientation), national origin, age (40 or older), disability or genetic information.

The EEOC has the authority to investigate charges of discrimination against employers who are covered by the law. Our role in an investigation is to fairly and accurately assess the allegations in the charge and then make a finding. If we find that discrimination has occurred, we will try to settle the charge. If we aren't successful, we have the authority to file a lawsuit to protect the rights of individuals and the interests of the public and litigate a small percentage of these cases. When deciding to file a lawsuit, the EEOC considers several factors such as the strength of the evidence, the issues in the case, and the wider impact the lawsuit could have on the EEOC's efforts to combat workplace discrimination.


Enforcement Intern

May 2019 - September 2019 Philadelphia, PA
“I enjoyed the experience with learning Title VII of the Civil Right Act of 1964 in more depth as well as helping the investigator with intake and being about of the intake process.”

State and Local intern

June 2018 - August 2018 Chicago, IL
“My supervisor, Daniel Lim, was very helpful throughout the internship. He gave me wonderful opportunities to do self-directed work as well as ask questions when necessary or beneficial.”
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