U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
The Atlanta office's hours of operation are from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. If you have an employment discrimination question or if you wish to file a charge, please call the EEOC National Contact Center toll-free at 1-800-669-4000 or 1-800-669-6820 (TTY). You may also write the office at Sam Nunn New Federal Building, 100 Alabama Street, S.W., Suite 4R30, Atlanta, GA 30303.
The Birmingham office's hours of operation are from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. If you have an employment discrimination question or if you wish to file a charge, please call the EEOC National Contact Center toll-free at 1-800-669-4000 or 1-800-669-6820 (TTY). You may also write the office at Ridge Park Place, 1130 22nd Street, South, Suite 2000, Birmingham, AL 35205.
While no appointment is needed to file a charge in person, please contact the office if you are traveling a long distance or have limited time to verify that EEOC has jurisdiction and determine the best time to visit the office. In an effort to provide better customer service, EEOC staff may conduct either an interview in the EEOC office or a telephone interview. Although less time may be required, please allow at least 1 to 2 hours for an office visit. To avoid delay, please let the office know beforehand if you need special assistance, such as an interpreter, to file a charge.
Individuals who are interested in filing charges of discrimination are initially screened by an EEOC representative to determine whether your employment experiences are covered by the laws EEOC enforces. You may also use our online assessment and complete a questionnaire to be sent or taken to our office. (Note: our online assessment will be unavailable each week for up to 30 minutes, Saturday evening or Sunday morning.) The EEOC representative will ask questions about your allegations, about the evidence available to support the allegations, and about jurisdiction (whether the charge is timely, and the employer, charging party and subject matter are covered under the statutes enforced by EEOC).
Our staff will advise you whether your employment concern is covered by EEOC. If it is not covered, you will be provided with information on where you might receive assistance. If covered by EEOC, you will be advised on the procedures for filing a charge of employment discrimination with EEOC.
When completing the questionnaire you should be prepared to provide the following information:
Please be sure to read our information on time limits for filing a charge.