File a Claim with EEOC
Before you file
The information below is useful to know when filing a complaint with EEOC:
- The EEOC accepts filing in person at any one of the EEOC's 53 field offices or by mail
- In general, you need to file a charge within 180 calendar days from the day the discrimination took place
- The name of the company where you work(ed)
What can I expect?
Head to an EEOC office or to the link below.
At the time your charge is filed, we will give you a copy of your charge with your charge number.
Within 10 days, we will also send a notice of the charge to the employer. Note: In some cases, we will ask both you and the employer to take part in our mediation program
You can check on the status of your charge anytime by visting our Online Charge Status System
If we determine the law may have been violated, we will try to reach a voluntary settlement with the employer. If we cannot reach a settlement, your case will be referred to our legal staff (or the Department of Justice in certain cases), who will decide whether the agency should file a lawsuit. If we decide not to file a lawsuit, we will give you a Notice-of-Right-to-Sue