Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Also found in: Dictionary, Legal, Acronyms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to Equal Employment Opportunity Commission: EEO, Equal opportunity employer

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission



A federal agency that enacts and enforces regulations that protect against discrimination in the workplace, esp. on the basis of age, gender, race, religious preference, or functional impairment.
References in periodicals archive ?
IN MARCH, THE EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION issued new policy guidance on reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act.
It has been professionally reviewed by an evaluator who was trained by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission to ensure that it is free from gender or racial bias.
Because it rested on the plaintiff's decision not to have children, however, a strict interpretation of that ruling would not protect people whose reproductive choices are unaffected by their genetic risk factors, said Paul Miller, commissioner of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in Washington, D.C.
And the group is planning to file additional lawsuits with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission about violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (1992) has further indicated that there are three categories of reasonable accommodation.
If all groups do not hit the finishing tape at the same time, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and other civil-rights agencies insist the race has been rigged.
All possibility of bias is eliminated by subjecting each question to the requirements of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's "protected classes" (non-whites, females, people over the age of 40); any adverse impact on these "protected classes" results in the question being eliminated from the test, no matter how scientifically valid it may be.
Agencies already moved in include the Internal Revenue Service, Department of Veterans Affairs, Department of Energy, Department of Labor, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Railroad Retirement Board, National Labor Relations Board, Social Security Administration, Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms, among others.
To offer an illustration adapted from Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) guidelines, a small CPA firm may assert that it would be an undue hardship to provide an interpreter so that a hearing-impaired accountant could attend weekly briefing sessions.
During the 1980s, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission continued to file discrimination cases, much as it ever did.
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (FMCS) have officially committed to work together to resolve federal workplace disputes by utilizing Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) as a means of efficiently reducing the backlog of federal sector charges, the EEOC and FMCS announced today.
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is investigating claims that Intel targeted workers for layoffs based on their age when it cut over 10,000 employees globally about three years ago, the Wall Street Journal reports, citing a document from the agency.

Full browser ?