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Equal Employment Opportunity

Equal employment opportunity (EEO) laws prohibit specific types of job discrimination in certain workplaces. The Department of Labor has two agencies which deal with EEO monitoring and enforcement:

Click on the agency for more information or choose from the EEO subtopics list to narrow your browsing. You may also consult the Compliance Assistance pages for additional resources.

For applicants to and employees of most private employers, state and local governments, educational institutions, employment agencies and labor organizations, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is an independent federal agency that promotes equal opportunity in employment through administrative and judicial enforcement of the federal civil rights laws and through education and technical assistance.

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