Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)

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), national origin, age (40 or older), disability or genetic information. It is also illegal to discriminate against a person because the person complained about discrimination, filed a charge of discrimination, or participated in an employment discrimination investigation or lawsuit.

Most employers with at least 15 employees are covered by EEOC laws (20 employees in age discrimination cases). Most labor unions and employment agencies are also covered.

The laws apply to all types of work situations, including hiring, firing, promotions, harassment, training, wages, and benefits.


Anthony J. Celebrezze Federal Building
1240 East 9th Street, Suite 3001
Cleveland , OH 44119


Name: Michelle Crew
Title: Outreach and Training Manager
Phone: (216) 522-4794
Agency: U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Email: michelle.crew@eeoc.gov
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