Federal and State Agencies

In addition to the protections offered under federal laws, many states, counties, cities, and towns have their own laws prohibiting discrimination, as well as agencies responsible for enforcing those laws. The Federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) calls these state and local agencies "Fair Employment Practices Agencies" (FEPAs).

Usually the laws enforced by these agencies are similar to those enforced by the EEOC. In some cases, these agencies enforce laws that offer greater protection.

There also may be different deadlines for filing a charge, different standards for determining whether you are protected by these laws, and different types of relief available to victims* of discrimination. See the links below for additional information.

Use this List of State-Specific Resources to find your regional FEPA and other resources.

Source:  https://www.eeoc.gov/employees/fepa.cfm

* Some people prefer survivor or another term rather than victim.