List of EEOC Offices in North Dakota

Workers in North Dakota file a discrimination claim with the nearest office of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).

Since North Dakota does not have any EEOC offices, workers should contact the closest office that is located in Minneapolis, MN.

Although you can visit the Minneapolis office to schedule an interview, you can save both time and money by accessing the EEOC online portal to schedule a telephone interview.

Plus, the Minneapolis office might be closed because of the coronavirus pandemic.  Simply choose the day and time that works best for you and a representative from the EEOC will contact you for an interview.

What Does the EEOC Do?

The EEOC was formed in 1964, with the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Title VII of the landmark civil rights law authorizes the EEOC to enforce every federal discrimination law.

Employers that have at least 15 employees cannot discriminate against their workers based on factors like sex, race, gender, and disability.

The EEOC does more than enforce federal discrimination laws to protect American workers. It also protects job applicants against the same types of discrimination that workers can face.

North Dakota employees that plan to file a discrimination claim against their employers have to answer the question, “How many days do you have to contact the EEOC office in Minneapolis.”

Workers must contact the EEOC office within 180 days of experiencing the last act of discrimination in the workplace. However, some workers might qualify for an extension that goes on for another 120 days.

Where to File an EEOC Claim

Minneapolis Area Office

  • Towle Building
  • 330 South Second Avenue, Suite 720
  • Minneapolis, MN 55401
  • Office Hours: M-F 7:30 AM-4:00 PM
  • Phone: 612-552-7306
  • Director: Cherie A. Doak
  • Regional Attorney: Gregory M. Gochanour

North Dakota Employment Laws

According to the North Dakota Human Rights Act, it is illegal for an employer to discriminate against a worker based on the following factors:

  • Age (older than 40 years)
  • Race
  • Color
  • Gender
  • Disability
  • Pregnancy
  • National origin
  • Marital status
  • Recipient of public assistance
  • Religion

Employers also can discriminate against workers that participate in lawful activities off the clock.

North Dakota workers file a discrimination claim either with the Minneapolis Area Office or the North Dakota Department of Labor and Human Rights.

Both the state and federal agencies responsible for enforcing discrimination laws cooperate with each other when processing claims.

This means that if you file a discrimination claim with the EEOC, the federal agency automatically alerts the North Dakota Department of Labor and Human Rights about your claim.

North Dakota discrimination law covers employers of all sizes, which means that if your employer has between one and 14 workers on the payroll, you should file a discrimination claim with the North Dakota Department of Labor and Human rights. The EEOC enforces discrimination law only for employers that have at least 15 workers.

What You Can Do Next

Before you file an EEOC claim in North Dakota, contact an employment attorney who handles discrimination in the workplace claims.

Your lawyer can help you prepare for the telephone interview with a representative from the Minneapolis EEOC office. More importantly, a North Dakota employment lawyer ensures you file all the paperwork request by the EEOC before the deadline.

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