The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) enforces federal anti-discrimination laws in the workplace. They investigate discrimination charges and determine if discrimination has actually occurred. If so, the agency attempts to settle the claim. If the EEOC cannot settle a claim, they can file a lawsuit. However, the EEOC does not file lawsuits in all cases in which they find discrimination. In these cases, it is imperative to have an experienced Austin discrimination attorney on your side.
If you or someone you know has faced discrimination in the workplace, the Austin discrimination attorneys at The Melton Law Firm, can evaluate your case and help you determine the best course of legal action. To speak with a qualified lawyer, contact our offices today by calling 512-330-0017.
Fair Employment Practice Laws
The EEOC enforces federal employment laws, which state that it is illegal to discriminate against anyone for reasons of disability, sex and pregnancy, religion, national origin, race, color, genetic information, or age. The laws also prevent discrimination against an employee who complains, files a charge, or participates in an investigation or lawsuit over discrimination matters. The laws can apply to almost any type of employment practice, including:
However, the EEOC does not take on all cases of workplace discrimination, or may fail to find an act of discrimination during their initial investigation. In these situations, a qualified Austin anti-discrimination lawyer can help you with your case.
If you or someone you know has been a victim of employment discrimination, contact an Austin discrimination attorney from The Melton Law Firm, by calling 512-330-0017.