Equal Employment Opportunity Commission EEOC Claims
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission [EEOC] is the governmental agency responsible for investigating charges and allegations of discrimination and retaliation in the workplace. There are time limitations to file a Charge of Discrimination and failure to timely file such a Charge would result in waiving such a claim. It is important to contact a Board Certified in Labor and Employment Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization attorney to review and evaluate your claim to assess whether, and when, such a claim should be filed with the EEOC
Although each federal agency has a somewhat different process for handling EEOC complaints, they are all legally bound to act on any suspected discrimination.
Employees can seek redress for retaliation, harassment, and a hostile work environment by filing a suit against their employer, but before filing a Federal lawsuit for discrimination or harassment, you must first file a charge of discrimination with the EEOC.
The EEOC has strict time limits for filing a claim. After the claim is filed they investigate the charge by asking both the employee, and the employer being charged for documents and information relevant to the charge.
Only after receiving permission from the EEOC may individuals file a lawsuit. This permission typically comes in the form of a “right to sue” letter issued by the EEOC.
Austin Experienced EEOC Attorney Jeffrey A. Goldberg
Although the EEOC process can be complicated, I know how to navigate and work with the EEOC every step of the way. This includes the filing process, EEOC mediation, and other matters. I can help you quickly assess the facts and decide on the best way to proceed.
Contact me for a free case evaluation if you have been subjected to employment discrimination and I can help you through the EEOC complaint process 512-370-5220.