Legal Process Paper

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Legal Process Paper John’s first step in the process is to go online or visit the nearest EEOC office. There they have an assessment system consisting of two parts. To determine if the EEOC is the appropriate agency to give John help, Part one asks general questions about the complaint. John will be asked if he wants to complete Part two after he answers the Part one questions which will ask more specific questions about his situation and will allow him to submit this information to the EEOC for follow-up. Completing this two part assessment system is not the same as filing a charge. If John wants to sue his employer in court one day or if he wants the EEOC to investigate his complaint he is required to file a charge. After John…show more content…
• EEOC can seek to settle a charge at any stage of the investigation if the charging party and the employer express an interest in doing so. If settlement efforts are not successful, the investigation continues. • In investigating a charge, EEOC may make written requests for information, interview people, review documents, and visit the facility where the alleged discrimination occurred. When the investigation is complete, EEOC will discuss the evidence with the charging party or employer, as appropriate. • The charge may be selected for EEOC's mediation program if both the charging party and the employer express an interest in this option. Mediation is offered as an alternative to a lengthy investigation. If mediation is unsuccessful, the charge is returned for investigation. • A charge may be dismissed at any point if, in the agency's best judgment, further investigation will not establish a violation of the law. When a charge is dismissed, a notice is issued in accordance with the law which gives the charging party 90 days in which to file a lawsuit on his or her own behalf. • Federal employees or applicants for employment should see Federal Sector Equal Employment Opportunity Complaint Processing (U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, 2003). The EEOC will take certain steps to resolve discrimination charges: • If the evidence obtained in an investigation does not establish that discrimination
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