The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) was created to help resolve issues regarding workplace discrimination. The Commission engages in activities such as:
In order to file a workplace discrimination lawsuit, you must first file a charge with one of the field offices of the EEOC. Your charge may be filed on one the following grounds: race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or retaliation.
Exceptions to the Filing Process:
If the investigation by the EEOC is taking too long or you would like to file before the completion of the investigation, you can request a notice of a right to sue. You will receive the notice in the event that it has been more than 180 days since you filed the charge, and you request a notice of right to sue.
If you receive the notice before the completion of the investigation, then the investigation will stop and the EEOC will close the case.
If you are victim of employment discrimination, it is best to get in touch with an experienced employment lawyer who can guide you through the notice process as well as provide legal assistance if you decide to proceed with the lawsuit.
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