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What Types of Cases Need to be Filed With the EEOC?

Updated: Feb 17

The simple answer to that question would be a case of discrimination would need to be filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("EEOC").


U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("EEOC")

Specifically, the EEOC handles cases where employees were discriminated against because of their race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetic information. If you feel like you have been discriminated against an experienced discrimination attorney can assist you in filing your EEOC Charge


Types of Discrimination

  • Age The Age Discrimination in Employment Act ("ADEA") protects people who are 40 years and older from discrimination. (Age discrimination requires the employer to have 20 or more employees)

  • Disability The Americans with Disabilities Act ("ADA"), as amended, and the Rehabilitation Act, as amended, covers individuals that are treated unfairly because of their disability. The law also protects people based on their relationship to a person with a disability.

  • Equal Pay/Compensation The Equal Pay Act requires that in the same work place men and women be given equal pay for equal work. If you believe you are not being treated equally, a discrimination lawyer can help you with filing your charge.

  • Genetic Information The Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 prohibits employment discrimination based on genetic information.

  • Harassment Title VII of the Civil rights Act of 1964, the ADEA, and the ADA view harassment as employment discrimination. Types of harassment include, but are not limited to, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, older age, disability or genetic information. Each type of harassment has specifics of their own. If you have any questions a discrimination attorney can assist you.

  • National Origin Treating a person unfairly because they are from a specific country or a different part of the world, as well as, their accent or ethnicity is discrimination.

  • Pregnancy This discrimination involves treating an applicant or employee unfairly due to pregnancy, childbirth, or a medical condition related to either. The employee or applicant is protected by the Pregnancy Discrimination Act ("PDA").

  • Race/Color Race discrimination is based on the unfair treatment of an applicant or employee because of their race or the characteristics associated with race. Color discrimination is based on the unfair treatment of someone because of their skin color or complexion.

  • Religion Not only are the traditional religions, Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, and Judaism, protected but also other religious, ethical or moral beliefs. If you have any questions an experience discrimination lawyer can assist you in filing your charge.

  • Retaliation An employer cannot retaliate against a "protected activity." Those activities include, but are not limited to: reporting harassment, resisting sexual advances, or requesting a disability accommodation.

  • Sex Sex discrimination violates Title VII through the unfair treatment of an individual due to their gender identity, transgender status, sexual orientation, or pregnancy.

  • Sexual Harassment Unwanted sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and offensive comments about an individuals sex are examples of sexual harassment. For more information on types sexual harassment please click here. The assistance of a sexual harassment attorney can make all the difference.

  • Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity An employer cannot discriminate against an applicant or employee based on their sexual orientation or their gender identity.

If you think that you have been discriminated against or have any questions please reach out to our office via phone (412) 626-5626 or via email lawyer@manesnarahari.com.


Discrimination by Type

Sources:

[1]: U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (https://www.eeoc.gov/)

[2]: "Discrimination by Type" U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (https://www.eeoc.gov/discrimination-type)

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