Obtaining EEO certification is a federal requirement for business put into law to assist in the protection of employees from discrimination. The primary purpose of Equal Employment Opportunity is to prohibit specific types of job discrimination in certain workplaces. There are 2 federal agencies that deal with equal employment laws, the civil rights center and the office of federal contract compliance. As applied to construction, equal employment opportunity is typically reinforced by way of a legal statement submitted in the bidding documents or contract. This document is a statement by the contractor that he or she complies with federal EEO law and has an active EEO policy which addresses all of the EEO requirements of a business under federal law.