If you think you have been discriminated against because of your gender, race, ethnicity or national origin, you may file employment discrimination charges as an individual or as part of a group (known as "class action") with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). The charges must be filed on an EEOC form within 180 days of the alleged discriminatory act. Contact your union steward to help you file charges.

You can file a charge by calling the EEOC at 800-669-4000 for more information. All charges must include:

  1. Your name, address and telephone number.
  2. Your job title.
  3. A brief description of the problem.
  4. When the incident(s) occurred.
  5. The type of discrimination you encountered.