Equal Opportunities Employment Commission Law & Legal Definition


The Equal Opportunities Employment Commission (EEOC) is the federal government agency which administers most employment discrimination lawsuits. The five-member Commission makes equal employment opportunity policy and approves most litigation. The General Counsel is responsible for conducting EEOC enforcement litigation under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII), the Equal Pay Act (EPA), the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Some of the laws enforced by the EEOC include: