Discrimination Complaint and Civil Litigation Process.

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This paper will outline a complaint process and illustrate the civil litigation that could follow if the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, through mediation and arbitration cannot resolve a charge. The complaint is based on a scenario of an employee, named John. John works for a private sector business and he wishes to lodge a complaint of discrimination against the company he works for. This paper will explain the steps that are taken, from the beginning with the (EEOC), Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. The paper will continue explaining the process by illustrating the civil litigation steps from the state level to the highest level of the United States Supreme Courts. John works for a private sector business and want to…show more content…
After a charge is rejected, both parties will receive a notice stating this. This is allowing the charging employee a 90 day time limit, to decide if they which to file a lawsuit against the employer (www.eeoc.gov, 2003). The charging employee has the right to pursue their grievance in civil litigation, but only after finishing the whole administrative procedure through the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission office. The processes of the civil litigation lawsuit are familiar to the prior claim processes that the charging employee experienced with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Nonetheless, there are a few steps that are different. With civil litigation, counseling of the charging employee is not needed. The employer or the defendant will be given a copy of the complaint as well as the summons of the lawsuit pending. These documents are distributed to the employer by a representative from the Sheriff's division. A ruling can be delivered a judge if the company neglects to send a reply to the complaint and summons. The progression moves forward with "discovery "when the company or defendant responds. The "discovery" stage is when both parties have to reveal documents or facts pertaining to the grievance (www.uscourts.gov, 2005). At this point, the judge will try to resolve the complaint with the attorneys, in the pre-trial meeting. This could avoid a lengthy trial. If a settlement cannot be reached between both
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