Equal Employment Opportunity Commission


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Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

(EEOC), U.S. agency created in 1964 to end discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin in employment and to promote programs to make equal employment opportunity a reality. It has since become responsible for ending discrimination based on age or disability. The commission receives charges of discrimination, investigates, and if they appear true, attempts to remedy them through conciliation. If conciliation is not secured, the commission may bring suit in federal court. During the Reagan and Bush administrations (1981–93) it was criticized for shifting from blanket to individual complaints, for permitting no retroactive application of the Civil Rights Law of 1991, and for letting thousands of age discrimination cases lapse. In 1996 it began the mediation-based alternative dispute resolution program to help it resolve charges faster. The commision handles 75,000 to 80,000 charges annually.

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

U.S. government agency appointed to promote the cause of equal opportunity for all U.S. citizens. [Am. Hist.: Payton, 224]
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When he introduced President Bush during the signing ceremony of the Americans with Disabilities Act, July 26, 1990, Evan Kemp, Chairman of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), said, "Today he will sign the most important civil rights legislation of the last quarter of a century.
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Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and, last October, he and six other black applicants who were also rejected for production jobs at Farmer John received a $110,000 settlement.
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One copy of the technical manual is also free from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission for any manager requesting it.

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