List of EEOC Offices in Wyoming

Wyoming doesn’t have any EEOC offices located within the state. The nearest Field Office is in Denver, CO. The District office is in Phoenix, AZ.

Because in-office visits are not permissible at the moment because of the pandemic, it doesn’t really matter which EEOC office you contact.

Either an area office or the district office can still be contacted by phone or email for advice. An intake appointment can also still be scheduled through the online Public Portal and interviews made by telephone.

The Equal Employment Opportunities Commission (EEOC) is a federal agency that oversees all federal anti-discrimination laws as they apply to employment. These laws are the following:

  • Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA)
  • Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1967
  • The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

The EEOC carries out investigations and acts on legitimate claims made by employees who work for employers with 15 or more employees.

Employees who wish to make a complaint or file a claim but work in smaller workplaces may be able to use a state fair employment practices agency (FEPA).

In Wyoming this would be the Wyoming Department of Employment Labor Standards Division, which has an office in Cheyenne.

The Shoshone & Arapahoe Tribes Wind River Reservation is a Tribal Employments Rights Office, or TERO, which can help indigenous members of the Shoshone & Arapahoe tribes with employment discrimination complaints.

Wyoming state law protects employees from discrimination at work because they belong to a protected class. A complaint can be filed against an employer if discrimination is experienced in a similar way as can be done with the EEOC.

You have 300 days from the date an incident of discrimination took place to file a complaint with the EEOC in Wyoming.

If you work in a smaller workplace (fewer than 15 employees) the Wyoming Department of Employment Labor Standards Division, imposes a 90 day limit from the date of the discriminatory act to file a claim of discrimination.

EEOC Office Information in Wyoming

There are no physically located EEOC offices in Wyoming. The nearest Field Office is in Denver, Colorado. The EEOC District Office is in Phoenix, Arizona.

Location of EEOC’s Denver Field Office

  • 950 17th Street
  • Suite 300
  • Denver, CO 80202
  • Phone:  1-800-669-4000
  • Fax: 303-866-1085
  • TTY: 1-800-669-6820
  • ASL Video Phone: 844-234-5122
  • Director: Amy Burkholder
  • Regional Attorney: Mary Jo O'Neill

Office Hours:  8.00 – 4.30 p.m. Monday to Friday for telephone contact only and 8.00 to 3.00 p.m. on every weekday except Wednesday for intake interviews only.

Location of EEOC's District Office in Phoenix

  • 3300 North Central Avenue
  • Suite 690
  • Phoenix, AZ 85012-2504
  • Phone:  1-800-669-4000
  • Fax: 602-640-5071
  • TTY: 1-800-669-6820
  • ASL Video Phone: 844-234-5122
  • Director: Elizabeth Cadle
  • Regional Attorney: Mary Jo O'Neill

Office Hours:  8.30 – 4.30 p.m. Monday to Friday for interviews arranged through the Public Portal. No in-office visits are possible at the moment because of Covid-19 restrictions.

State Employment Laws

Wyoming has similar laws to the federal government regarding discrimination at work although the time limit for making a complaint is much shorter (90 days).

Discrimination at work because of an employee’s age, gender, sexual orientation, color, religion, ethnicity or disability is illegal.

Any type of sexual harassment at work, such as unsolicited emails, phone calls, physical contact, innuendo, etc., is regarded as a form of sex discrimination and is also illegal.

Employees, especially those who work in smaller workplaces, can file a charge of discrimination with the Wyoming Department of Employment Labor Standards Division or the Shoshone & Arapahoe Tribes Wind River Reservation is a Tribal Employments Rights Office if you are a member of either tribe. The procedure is similar to that used by the EEOC.

Next Steps to Take

It can be intimidating going through the process of filing a charge of discrimination against your employer. It can help to have an employment law attorney work with you through this process.

The attorney knows the state and federal laws thoroughly and can help you prepare your case against your employer.

The EEOC, state FEPA, or TERO, will normally attempt to investigate the complaint. If the EEOC then decides you have grounds to file a lawsuit against your employer in a civil court, the attorney can help prepare a convincing case on your behalf.

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