What does the
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
The EEOC defines its mission as “to promote
equal opportunity in employment through administrative
and judicial enforcement of the federal civil
rights laws and through education and technical
The EEOC interprets federal employment discrimination
laws, which prohibit employment discrimination
based on race, color, sex, religion, national
origin, age, or disability; and which prohibit
retaliation for opposing job discrimination,
filing a charge, or participating in proceedings
under these laws.
How do I determine if the equal employment opportunity
(EEO) laws cover a business of my size?
All employees, including part-time and temporary
workers, are counted for purposes of determining
the number of employees in a business, according
to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
These laws are:
Although the existence of an employment relationship
is most easily shown by a person’s appearance
on the employer’s payroll, this alone doesn’t
necessarily answer the question. Determining whether
an employer has enough employees to be covered
by these laws is, ultimately, a legal issue. Call
us to find out if your business is meeting EEO
standards and if your insurance is protecting you
the way it should.
- Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964,
which prohibits discrimination based on race,
color, religion, sex, or national origin. Title
VII applies to employers with 15 or more employees.
- The Age Discrimination in Employment Act
of 1967 (ADEA), which prohibits age discrimination
against individuals who are 40 years of age
or older. The ADEA applies to employers with
20 or more employees.
- Title I of the Americans with Disabilities
Act of 1990 (ADA) prohibits employment discrimination
against qualified individuals with disabilities.
The ADA applies to employers with 15 or more
- The Equal Pay Act of 1963 (EPA) prohibits
wage discrimination between men and women in
substantially equal jobs within the same establishment.
The EPA applies to most employers with one
or more employees.