Overview of Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

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Introduction In the past, a number of measures have been put in place so as to ensure that employees are protected against any form of discrimination. This text concerns itself with a typical discrimination complaint and the civil litigation process the same would follow. In so doing, the paper will amongst other things also highlight the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) process. Discussion It is important to note from the onset that "the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission enforces Federal laws prohibiting employment discrimination" (EEOC, 2012). Thus employees who are convinced that their employment rights have in one way or the other been violated are free to initiate an investigation into the same by filing a complaint with the commission. However, according to the commission, the laws it enforces do not protect all employees. Indeed, its coverage is largely dependent on the type of the alleged discrimination as well as the type of employer. In that regard, John will be required to demonstrate or prove that he has been discriminated against and that the type of discrimination in this case is within the scope of complaints addressed by the commission. Further, John should also ensure that he files a charge with the commission within the time frame provided. According to the commission, a charge for discrimination ought to be filed "within 180 calendar days from the day the discrimination took place" (EEOC, 2012). However, this deadline may
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