FOIA Request Letter


This letter form may be used by employers to obtain information from the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). This template includes practical guidance and drafting notes. FOIA requests are helpful to employers defending allegations of discrimination or retaliation based on the federal anti-discrimination statutes enforced by the EEOC, as these requests may provide employers with valuable information to defend such allegations. This letter is intended for private employers. It is based on federal law and does not address requests for information from state or local Equal Employment Opportunity government agencies. For more information concerning the EEOC’s role with anti-discrimination statutes, see EEOC Enforcement of Anti-discrimination Laws: Key Considerations. For more detail on the anti-discrimination statutes that the EEOC enforces, see Title VII Compliance Issues; Pregnancy Discrimination Act: Compliance Tips; Equal Pay...