All laws enforced by EEOC, (Title VII of the Civil Rights Act (Title VII), Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), and Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA), except the Equal Pay Act (EPA), require filing a charge with EEOC before a private lawsuit may be filed in court.
There are strict time limits within which charges must be filed.
Because of the recent hipster revolution and the ongoing "hipsterization" of popular culture, over the years the term has drifted away from being a distinction based on affluence and location of residence, to a distinction based on cultural awareness, values, and attitude.
In terms of the modern usage of the term, one can now reside in Manhattan and still be considered "bridge and tunnel".
"Bridge and tunnel" was originally a derogatory slang directed against people living in the outer-boroughs of NYC, who by definition must either use a bridge or a tunnel in order to travel into Manhattan.
Others claim some connection to Arabs or Egypt and Algeria and Tunisia in the far past for the area.
We encourage you to use our online system, however, if you wish to contact us by phone with an employment discrimination question, please call the EEOC Information Intake Group toll-free at 1-800-669-4000, 1-800-669-6820 (TTY) or 1-844-234-5122 (ASL Video Phone for Deaf/Hard of Hearing callers only).
You may also write the New Orleans Field Office at Hale Boggs Federal Building 500 Poydras Street, Room 809 New Orleans, LA 70130.
Please review the information for your state, and the specific charge filing instructions for this office. EEOC has an online scheduling system for individuals who live or work within 100 miles of the EEOC office in New Orleans.
The New Orleans office's hours of operation are from a.m. You can use the online system to submit an inquiry to EEOC and schedule an intake appointment.