Are EEOC documents public?

Are EEOC documents public?

The Freedom of Information Act (“FOIA”) is a law that allows any member of the public to request copies of federal government records, including EEOC records. 5 U.S.C. § 552. EEOC makes many records publicly available on the EEOC’s main website, such as informal discussion letters and guidance documents.

Are EEOC cases confidential?

Information obtained from individuals who contact EEOC is confidential and will not be revealed to the employer until the individual files a charge of discrimination.

How do I request an EEOC record?

You may send your written request to EEOC by mail (131 M. Street, NE, Washington, D.C. 20507), email ([email protected]), fax (202-653-6034) , or by Internet ( District Offices FOIA email addresses are found at, or

Can the EEOC award damages?

Compensatory and punitive damages may be awarded in cases involving intentional discrimination based on a person’s race, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), religion, disability, or genetic information.

Where can I find EEOC decisions?

Commission Federal Sector decisions are currently available on the EEOC web site at

Are EEOC claims confidential?

What is a Section 83 request?

Section 83 is another means for aggrieved parties (persons on whose behalf a charge is filed), charging parties (individuals who file charges), respondents (entities that the charges are filed against), and their attorneys to access charge files after the Commission has completed its processing of a charge.

Does suing affect my future employment?

Answer: Yes, it is illegal retaliation to not hire an applicant because they sued their previous employer. Suing a former employer can put job applicants in a tough spot.