EEOC Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

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The EEOC Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is a federal agency that administers and enforces civil rights laws against workplace discrimination. Before 1964 employers can sometimes not hire an individual because of several reasons. For example, an employer can denied a person application because of race, color, national origin, religion, sex orientation, age and disability. The Civil Right Act of 1964 as amended in 1972 allows employees to fight back. Therefore, employers can no longer do such things. If they try to do it they can actually get sued for that. Moreover, on September 24, 1965, President Johnson asked for each head of executive department to establish a program of equal employment opportunity for all civilians ‘employees.
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