Research Paper

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission: Challenges and Progress in Combating Workplace Discrimination

5 pages | 1140 words

The essay discusses the challenges faced by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) in combating workplace discrimination. The EEOC is a federal organization that was established to mitigate the instances of discrimination of minority groups, either in the initial employment process or during the course of employment. The organization was established in 1965 under the Civil Rights Act and is tasked with investigating complaints of workplace discrimination, specifically on the basis of sex, race, color, national origin, religion, and age[1]. One major challenge facing the EEOC is the court of public opinion. There is a perception that the EEOC is biased against white males and in favor of other groups, which hampers its ability to effectively carry out its mandate[2]. Another challenge is the law itself. The laws against workplace discrimination are not as effective as they should