How long does it take for an EEOC investigation?

How long does it take for an EEOC investigation?

approximately 10 months
How long the investigation takes depends on many factors, including the amount of information that needs to be gathered and analyzed. On average, we take approximately 10 months to investigate a charge. We are often able to settle a charge faster through mediation (usually in less than 3 months).

How do I file an EEO complaint against the IRS?

A job discrimination complaint may be filed by mail or in person at the nearest EEOC office. You can find the closest EEOC office by calling the EEOC at 1-800-669-4000, or by going to the EEOC’s Field Office List and Jurisdiction Map and selecting the office closest to you.

Do you need an attorney to file an EEOC complaint?

The EEOC investigators may say there is no need to talk to an attorney for job discrimination before starting this process. But that could cause you to miss out on some important options for your employment discrimination or harassment claims. You don’t need to hire a lawyer before filing an EEOC complaint.

What happens if you file an EEO case?

Retaliation (Reprisal) for Asserting EEO Rights: After complaining about or alleging a violation of your Equal Employment Opportunity rights or filing an EEO case, your agency retaliates to discourage future complaints.

How to file a charge of employment discrimination-EEOC?

A charge of discrimination is a signed statement asserting that an organization engaged in employment discrimination. It requests EEOC to take remedial action. The laws enforced by EEOC, except for the Equal Pay Act, require you to file a charge before you can file a lawsuit for unlawful discrimination. There are strict time limits …

Do you have to file EEO if you are covered by Title VII?

“If you are covered by Title VII (which, if you have 15 or more employees, you are covered), and you have 100 or more employees, and you are not a state or local government, a school, or an Indian tribe, you are required to file an EEO-1.” Richele K. Taylor told us in a recent BLR webinar. This does not…

The EEOC investigators may say there is no need to talk to an attorney for job discrimination before starting this process. But that could cause you to miss out on some important options for your employment discrimination or harassment claims. You don’t need to hire a lawyer before filing an EEOC complaint.

Who is the agency attorney in an EEO case?

The agency attorney, at all stages, represents the agency and their interests. This point can sometimes be confusing for some federal supervisors or co-workers because it may seem like the agency attorney is representing them and the agency, but that is not the case.

Can a federal Supervisor be accused of an EEO violation?

The federal supervisor and/or co-worker accused of EEO violations, however, will usually not even be informed that the investigation has been concluded. It is often the case that they will continue to wonder what has transpired in the EEO complaint process.

Can a federal co-worker be interviewed by an EEO?

The federal supervisor or co-worker may be interviewed and can have counsel represent them during the EEO investigation. The interview is usually mandatory, and the federal supervisor or co-worker is required to be truthful, but it is important to understand that an EEO investigation is different than a misconduct-based investigation.