Discrimination Complaint Process Explained
If you, or an employee in your workplace, has been a victim of discrimination by your manager, a customer, or a fellow employee, or you are a job seeker who has experienced discrimination while applying for a job, you should file a discrimination complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).
Even after you have reported to your HR, it is also necessary to let the government know to prevent further discrimination of other employees. If you are worried about confidentiality, you can use to help you file an HR complaint while protecting your identity.
Types of EEOC Discrimination Complaints
The EEOC is the federal body approved by the US government to fight all forms of discrimination in the workplace, and handle all cases of discrimination against people seeking jobs. The types of discriminations that you should report to the EEOC are those that target your:
- Skin color
- Country of origin
- Sex and sexual orientation
- Other protected classes
The Discrimination Complaint Process
Private Sector Discrimination Complaint Process
||Remember to always report to HR before reporting to the EEOC|
|1 - 10 days after filing||
||Mediation can take up to three months|
|1- 180 days after filing||
||Investigation can take up to 10 months|
|After 180 days of filing||
||This depends on your type of discrimination case and if it was filed under Title VII|
Federal Sector Discrimination Complaint Process
|1- 45 days||
|1-15 days after a failed Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR).||
||Late filing is one of the common grounds for case dismissal|
|1-180 days after filing||
|1 - 30 days after the conclusion of the investigation.||
|1 - 40 days after a public hearing||The EEOC will decide if they adopt the judge’s decision or take a different stand as their final verdict|
|1- 30 days after EEOC’s final verdict||If you or your employee disagrees with the decision of the EEOC, you can file for an appeal during this period|
|1 - 30 days after appeal verdict||
||You can do this only if you can prove that the decision was given in error|
Channels for Filing Discrimination Complaint
The table below outlines four channels for you to file a discrimination complaint with the EEOC:
|EEOC Branches||You have to walk into any of the 53 EEOC branches to file your complaint on a pre-scheduled appointment day.|
|Telephone||You will have to make use of any of the dedicated hotlines below to call in to lay and your discriminatory complaints:
|You can draft a letter or file a complaint form with the details of your:
|Local Employee Protection Agency||You can visit a Fair Employment Practices Agencies (FEPA) office to file your complaints. They work with the EEOC and share reports on all claims.|
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