Employment glossary definition of EEOC (Equal Employment Opportunity Commission).
Employment glossary definition of Protected Class.
Employment glossary definition of Right to Sue Letter.
An employer may use this policy to communicate its practice of offering equal employment opportunities and prohibiting discriminatory conduct that is based upon, or motivated by, an employee's membership in a protected class. Without enforcing an EEO policy, employers may be liable for discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age, disability and other characteristics protected by local or state laws.
An employer may use this policy to help prevent discrimination, aid in the defense of any lawsuits or administrative charges based upon discrimination and as evidence in any investigation or disciplinary proceeding. Federal, state and local laws prohibit discriminatory conduct in the workplace that is based upon, or motivated by, an individual's membership in a protected class.
HR guidance on understanding the powers and responsibilities of the EEOC.