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What happens when I file charges against an employer for discrimination?



If you file a charge of discrimination with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the EEOC will review that information, provide a copy of your information and your complaint to your employer and then the employer will have an opportunity to respond. The EEOC will then investigate and determine whether or not there’s reasonable cause to believe believe that you were discriminated against at work.

Several different options may come into play during this process. The EEOC may see if you and your employer would like to try to settle the case through mediation or the EEOC may decide there’s simply not enough information in your complaint to prove discrimination.  In that case, they’ll send you what’s called ‘a Right to Sue notice, which means you can then file your complaint in court if you choose to.

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Bachman writes frequently on employment discrimination issues at the Glass Ceiling Discrimination Blog and has been quoted in national media about discrimination cases.   U.S. News and Best Lawyers® have named Zuckerman Law a Tier 1 firm in Litigation – Labor and Employment in the Washington DC metropolitan area.  Contact us today to find out how we can help you.  To schedule a preliminary consultation, click here or call us at (202) 769-1681.

Eric Bachman litigates employment discrimination and whistleblower retaliation cases. He can be reached at (202) 769-1681 and [email protected]. Bachman is Chair of the discrimination and retaliation Practices at Zuckerman Law. Previously, Bachman served as Special Litigation Counsel with the U.S. Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division, and a Deputy Special Counsel with the U.S. Office of Special Counsel.