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What happens after I file a claim with the EEOC?



They will take a look at the information and the evidence that you provided that supports your claim of discrimination.  And then they will turn to the employer and ask them to respond to the allegations in your complaint and provide their own evidence about what they believe actually happened.

Depending on whether or not the EEOC believes there’s sufficient information at that point to think that discrimination may have occurred, they may do a follow-up investigation, for example, interview witnesses obtain more information from the employer and do a fuller investigation. Ultimately, the EEOC will decide whether or not there’s reasonable cause to believe that you were discriminated against at work.  If they do believe that, they will try to potentially settle the case between you and the employer or ultimately file in court. If they don’t believe that discrimination occurred they’re going to send you what’s called a Right to Sue Notice and that allows you to file your own claim in federal court.

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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.