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How to file an Equal Employment Opportunity Commission complaint

On Behalf of | Aug 11, 2017 | Employment Law, Firm News |

Workplaces are supposed to be fair, safe places where people go five or more days per week to earn a living. These places have policies in effect that protect employees from discrimination involving age, sex, religion, race, creed, disability and more. There are times when issues arise that require a complaint to be filed with the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).

For the most part, complaints can be filed with the EEOC within 180 days from the time the incident occurred. There are special circumstances where this time frame can be extended. A complaint can be submitted to the EEOC using your local EEOC office. The submission of a complaint cannot be completed via phone, but it can be started via phone. You are also allowed to file in-person at your local office or by mail.

Should you wish to file the complaint in-person, be sure to check if the office closest to you requires an appointment or takes walk-ins. Bring as much evidence of the issue with you to the meeting at the EEOC office. This will make it easier to file the complaint.

If you wish to file a complaint via mail, be sure to send a letter to your local EEOC office with the following information:

  • Your name, phone number and address
  • The name, phone number and address of your employer
  • Number of employees working at your company
  • Date(s) when incident(s) occurred
  • Reason you believe you were discriminated against

Have you been discriminated against at your place of employment? Has your employer failed to remove discrimination from the workplace? Contact our Sherman Oaks firm today to discuss your situation with an experienced attorney.