The EEOC Has Sued 15 Companies for Failing to File Their EEO-1 Reports!


Many companies treat the annual EEO-1 filing requirement with some lack of urgency and, historically, there has been little to no consequence for failing to file the EEO-1 form. But a recent press release from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission makes clear that those days may be over, as the agency announced that it has filed suit against over a dozen companies across a wide range of industries for repeatedly failing to file those mandatory reports.

The EEO-1 form must be submitted annually by (1) private sector employers with more than 100 employees and (2) government contractors and first-tier subcontractors with more than 50 employees and more than $50,000 in federal contracts or subcontracts. It requires employers to provide information regarding the race, ethnicity, sex, and job category of their workforce, broken down into 10 job categories. The EEOC uses the data for enforcement, analytics, and research.

This year’s EEO-1 reporting period is currently open until June 4, 2024. Covered employers should ensure that they meet this deadline.