Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)

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The History of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) was created under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which was signed into law by President Lyndon Johnson in 1964. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is the federal agency responsible for eliminating employment discrimination (by private employers) based on race, color, sex, religion and national origin. It is also responsible for the elimination of discrimination based on age or disability. More recently, in 2011 protection has been expanded to include lesbian gay and bisexual individuals, with the decision that “sex stereotyping” of citizens is a form of discrimination. In 2012, protection was expanded

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