Federal Laws

Federal EEO Laws

(From the Legal Information Institute)

United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
New York District Office
33 Whitehall Street, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10004

Phone: 1-800-669-4000
Fax: 212-336-3790
TTY: 1-800-669-6820

Statutory time period: 180 days, unless a proceeding involving the same acts is instituted first before the New York State Division of Human Rights or New York City Commission on Human Rights. In that case, filing with the EEOC must occur within 300 days. It is advisable to file before the expiration of 240 days because of a requirement that a complaint must be deferred to a local or state anti-discrimination agency for 60 days or within 30 days after receiving notice that the State Division or the City Commission has terminated the proceedings under state or local law, whichever is earlier (42 LJ.S.C '2000e-5(e)).


Additionally, City employees or applicants for City employment have a right to file a complaint of employment discrimination with the Agency EEO Officer