Did you know that an employee only has 180 calendar days (approximately
6 Months) to file a complaint with the EEOC? The Equal Employment Opportunity
Commission (EEOC) enforces Federal laws prohibiting employment discrimination.
Typically, an employee must file a “Charge of Discrimination”
with the EEOC before filing a lawsuit against your employer.
It is important to act in a timely manner. Even the most valid discrimination
claims can be cut-off if the 180-day period has passed.
Frequently Asked Questions:
- Do I need to hire an attorney to file an EEOC charge?
While legal representation is not necessary, it can help make the process
less confusing and stressful. Humble Law, LLC prepares EEOC charges for
clients and represents them throughout the EEOC process.
- What information should I bring to file a charge with the EEOC?
You should bring any information or documents related to your employment,
job performance, or termination. Include items you believe are important
to helping the EEOC understand your situation.
- How long will it take the EEOC to complete its investigation?
Depending on the complexity of your case an investigation can take more
than six (6) months but many are resolved in less than three (3) months.
- When can I file a lawsuit?
You will have to wait for the EEOC to give you a “Notice of Right-to-Sue.”
The notice will be issued when they have finished processing your charge
or you may request one after 180 days.
Be sure to check out the EEOC website
https://www.eeoc.gov for all of the information needed to file a complaint with their office.
Marquie Young is an Associate Attorney in Humble Law’s Nashville
office. She represents employees whose rights have been violated. Marquie
can be reached via email at
firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 615-800-3041.