Grievance Procedures Relating to Workplace Discrimination
- The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) outlines the types of discrimination that are illegal. They include discrimination because of age, national origin, race, religion, sex/gender including pregnancy or sexual harassment, genetic information and disability.
- If you believe you are a victim of job discrimination, you may file a claim with the EEOC either by mail or in person at the nearest EEOC office. You will need to provide relevant information such as your contact information, the contact information on the company and individuals involved, the dates of the incident and a short description of the incident.
- How long you have to file a claim of discrimination depends on where the discrimination took place. The usual rule is 180 days from the date of the discriminatory action but this is extended to 300 days if the discrimination is also covered by state anti-discrimination laws.