The EEO-1 is a form required to be filed by most employers with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission annually. This form reports the demographic breakdown of a company’s workforce, such as race, ethnicity, sex, and job category. This allows the EEOC to see demographic trends in the U.S. workforce and for use in enforcement.

Historically, the EEOC hasn’t been that tough on enforcement for failing to submit the EEO-1. That appears to be changing. The EEOC has sued 15 companies for failing to file an EEO-1 seeking unspecified damages. This year’s EEO-1 filing was due on June 4, 2024.

Who has to file?

  • Private sector employers with more than 100 employees
  • Government contractors and first-tier subcontractors with more than 50 employees and more than $50,000 in federal contracts or subcontracts.

Don’t pay a penalty for not filing a form that has little consequence for your company.