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EEOC Publishes Webpage on Commissioner Charges and Directed Investigations


Webpage also provides FAQs and statistics of the number of charges filed form FY 2015 through FY 2019

In an effort to combat discrimination, EEOC created a webpage on Commissioner charges and directed investigations. Any Commissioner is authorized to file a discrimination charge alleging violations of Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) or the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) after the charge has been investigated by the EEOC field office. The Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) and the Equal Pay Act (EPA) both authorize EEOC field offices to initiate investigations of possible violations even without a charge by an aggrieved individual.

Under the section for Commissioner charges, the following information is provided.

  • How Commissioner charges are initiated
  • Investigating Commissioner charges
  • Withdrawal of Commissioner charges
  • Request for Issuance of Right to Sue Notice in Commissioner Charges
  • Determinations in and Conciliation of Commissioner charges

According to the EEOC Chair Janet Dhillon, “the EEOC is strongly committed to making our processes fully transparent and useful to the public. Commission charges and directed investigations are important tools in the Commission’s arsenal to fight employment discrimination, and it is vital that the public knows how we use them.”

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