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Zimmerman's Research Guide


Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

The EEOC is the Federal agency responsible for regulating and enforcing the laws prohibiting discrimination in the work place. The EEOC web site posts laws, regulations, Memoranda of Understanding, Enforcement Guidance, press releases, enforcement statistics, Appellate and Amicus Briefs and other useful information.

LLSDC's Federal Equal Employment Opportunity Laws, Cases, and Resources page links to the major equal employment laws, selected cases, CRS reports, as well as related governmental and non-governmental web sites.

Most EEOC decisions are published in CCH's EEOC Decisions. Selected decisions are available in the CCH Health Care Compliance Reporter Online. Both are available through Intelliconnect (subscription required).

Lexis has EEOC decisions concerning Federal government employees ("public sector decisions") from 1994 to the present.

Westlaw has EEOC public sector decisions from 1977 to the present and private sector decisions from 1969 to the present.

BNA publishes EEOC notices and orders, the EEOC Compliance Manual and the EEOC Regional Attorneys Manual. These materials are available on Westlaw and in the "EEO Compliance" section of BNA's Labor and Employment Law Resource Center.

CCH also publishes the EEOC Compliance Manual, which is available on Intelliconnect and Lexis (CCHEMP;EEOCCM).

The U.S. government agencies handle its own employment discrimination complaints, but appeals go to the EEOC; these appellate decisions are posted by the EEOC back to 2000.

To get a "Charge Report" (i.e., the complaint filed by an individual with the EEOC), call the EEOC. As of October 2000, the person handling these requests was James Ramesey (202-663-4406).

The EEOC used to issue "ORA" decisions. ORA decisions were once available on a CD-ROM called Personet; I am not sure if the CD is still available. If necessary, you can call the EEOC library in Washington (202-663-4630) and ask them to send you a copy of the decision.

The Memory Hole posts the EEOC's Brief Bank Index.

See Also
Employment Discrimination

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