How do I file a complaint with the EEOC in Illinois?
A job discrimination complaint may be filed by mail or in person at the nearest EEOC office. You can find the closest EEOC office by calling the EEOC at 1-800-669-4000, or by going to the EEOC’s Field Office List and Jurisdiction Map and selecting the office closest to you.
What can the EEOC not do?
Under the laws enforced by EEOC, it is illegal to discriminate against someone (applicant or employee) because of that person’s race, color, religion, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation, and pregnancy), national origin, age (40 or older), disability or genetic information.
What is a difference between the Idhr and the EEOC?
The EEOC is basically the federal version of the IDHR and they pursue cases of discrimination brought under Title II whereas the IDHR will pursue cases brought under the Illinois Human Rights Act (“Act”).
How long do you have to file an EEOC complaint in Illinois?
In the State of Illinois, an individual has 300 days from the date of alleged harm to file a charge with this office against an employer with 15 or more employees for discrimination based on race, color, national origin, sex, religion, and/or disability.
How do I file a discrimination complaint against an employer in Illinois?
You must file an official charge with the EEOC within 300 days of the act of discrimination. You can also file with the Illinois Department of Human Rights (IDHR) or a local agency. Learn more about reporting workplace discrimination.
When should you contact EEOC?
When should you contact the EEOC? You should contact the EEOC if you believe: You are being treated differently or harassed at work because of your race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation and gender identity), national origin, disability, or genetic information.
What do I do if I feel discriminated against at work?
You can file a complaint with OFCCP if you think you have been discriminated against in employment, or in applying for employment, because of your race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, status as a protected veteran, or for asking about, discussing, or disclosing …