The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is a federal agency of the United States. The EEOC aims at ending employment discrimination. To that end the EEOC Investigates discrimination complaints based on an individual’s race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, or disability. Additionally, the Commission files suit on behalf of allegedly discriminated employees. EEOC also adjudicates claims of discrimination brought against federal agencies. The EEOC was established in 1965. It has five commissioners and a General Counsel appointed by the President and confirmed by the Senate. The General counsel and commissioners are assigned specific duties.
The EEOC publishes regulations annually in Title 29 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR).[i] The CFR is available on line through the U.S. Government Printing Office. Under title 29 the regulations are listed under part 1600 through 1699. Part 1604 lays down ‘Guidelines on Discrimination Because of Sex’.