|Appendix 1: Filing a Charge with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission|
Victims of sexual harassment can file a formal complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
How To Contact The Equal Employment Opportunity Commmission
Call toll free,
STEPS TO FILING AN EEOC COMPLAINT
EEOC charges of sexual harassment may be filed in person, by mail, or by telephone. The Commission always acknowledges receipt of claims. If you do not receive an acknowledgement letter within a short time, you should contact the EEOC office,
REMEDIES AGAINST SEXUAL HARASSMENT
State and Federal EEOC
Description: Agencies that enforce state and federal civil rights laws.
Title VII-1964 and 1991 Civil Rights Act
Description: Federal legislation prohibiting sex discrimination in employment.
State Civil/Human Rights Laws
Description: Similar to Title VII, but varies by state. Often state laws are stronger than federal laws.
Worker Compensation Act
Description: Operates through State Division of Industrial Accidents. Offers benefits for injury sustained on job.
Description: Breach of contract, and various lawsuits based on common law claims, such as assault, battery, or the intentional infliction of emotional distress.