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What is a Class Complaint?

A class action complaint of discrimination differs significantly from an individual complaint by definition, time requirements and method of processing. Specifically, class action complaints allege that the class (or group of people), is being negatively affected by an agency's personnel policy or practice which discriminates against the group on the basis of their common race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, or physical or mental disability. The class may include employees, former employees or applicants for employment.

Class action complaints have different requirements and procedures than individual complaints. Class action complaints should be made WITHIN 45 CALENDAR DAYS following the alleged discriminatory act. More detailed information is available on this process through the local EEO Office.