The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is responsible for enforcing federal laws that make it illegal to discriminate against a job applicant or an employee because of the person’s race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), national origin, age (40 or older), disability or genetic information. It is also illegal to discriminate against a person because the person complained about discrimination, filed a charge of discrimination, or participated in an employment discrimination investigation or lawsuit.Violations of EEO can result in hefty fines, lengthy and expensive lawsuits, and even a potential loss of business. If you think an employee has made or will make a wrongful discrimination claim after ending employment with your organization, contact us immediately for assistance in avoiding an expensive lawsuit that could result in the loss of your business.