The EEOC protects employees from violations by their employers in the workplace. The EEOC may investigate charges of discrimination against employers who are covered by the law. They determine whether a violation has occurred and the best way to handle it if it has. They also try to prevent it from occurring through outreach, education and technical assistance. Violations can occur in a variety of ways and it may be difficult to determine if your rights are being violated. If you think you have a possible claim against your employer, contact an attorney to discuss the claim and the course of your actions.