EQUAL OPPORTUNITY REPORT DUE « Law Offices of Timothy Bowles | Top Employment Law Firm in Los Angeles


Applies to Companies with 100 or More Employees

All employers with 100 or more employees must profile the gender, race and job category of their workers by September 30th on the EEO-1 Report, addressed to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP). The requirement stems from the EEOC’s authority to enforce the workplace anti-discrimination provisions of the federal Civil Rights Act of 1964, commonly referred to as “Title VII.”

The EEOC’s website specifies the employers affected:

“All private employers who are:

1. Subject to Title VII … with 100 or more employees EXCLUDING State and local governments, primary and secondary school systems, institutions of higher education, Indian tribes and tax-exempt private membership clubs other than labor organizations;


2.  Subject to Title VII who have fewer than 100 employees if the company is owned or affiliated with another company, or there is centralized ownership, control or management (such as central control of personnel policies and labor relations) so that the group legally constitutes a single enterprise, and the entire enterprise employs a total of 100 or more employees.”

The EEOC site explains the report’s purpose:

“Using EEO-1 data, EEOC documents the scope and intensity of discrimination and urges employers to take stronger action to overcome the historical exclusion of minorities and women in particular industries and jobs. Technical assistance is provided to employers.”

Covered employers may file the required form on-line.

For questions on this and other employment-related government deadlines or how to administer or enforce workplace anti-discrimination policies, please contact our firm’s attorneys Tim Bowles or Cindy Bamforth.