Equal Employment Opportunity Commission


noun U.S. Government.

an independent federal agency created under the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, to police a program (Equal Employment Opportunity ) to eliminate discrimination in employment based on race, color, age, sex, national origin, religion, or mental or physical disability. Abbreviation: EEOC

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Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

An agency established by the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to investigate racial and sexual discrimination. The National Organization for Women (NOW) was organized in the 1960s when the EEOC failed to act upon the Civil Rights Act's sexual discrimination clause.

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