Labor & Employment Law: Employment Discrimination
The Chander Law Firm represents clients in cases involving discrimination and retaliation in the workplace based on race, color, religion, sex , national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, and other protected statuses.
Some of the laws covering employment discrimination include:
- Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA)
- Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
- Equal Pay Act (EPA)
- Title II of the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 (GINA)
- Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
- Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
Charge of Discrimination Before the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission - EEOC
After investigating the facts of a case, the first step in pursuing a cause of action for unlawful discrimination in employment is to file a complaint the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) or a state Fair Employment Practice Agency (FEPA). A complaint filed with a FEPA will automatically be dual filed with the EEOC if federal laws apply.
A complaint for employment discrimination must be filed within 180 days from the date of each complained incident. The deadline y the discrimination took place. The 180 calendar day filing deadline is extended to 300 calendar days if a state or local agency enforces a law that prohibits employment discrimination on the same basis.
Federal employees and job applicants have a different complaint process, and generally must contact an agency EEO Counselor within 45 days. The time limit can be extended under certain circumstances.
Notice of Right to Sue
The EEOC will conduct and investigation. If they find no violation of the law, the EEOC will issue a Notice of Right to Sue, which gives permission to file suit in a court of law. The EEOC may choose to pursue an action against an employer if it determines there was a violation.
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