Everyone should get a fair shake and the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) works to make it happen. The EEOC enforces Federal laws prohibiting employment discrimination on the basis of age, race, color, religion, sex, genetic information, national origin, or physical disability. The Commission's jurisdiction encompasses discrimination issues for the Federal government (as an employer), for private employers, state and local agencies, and labor organizations. Through more than 50 field offices, the EEOC reviews and processes employment discrimination charges and files discrimination suits on behalf of aggrieved employees. It also provides guidance to help employers create fair workplaces.