Is there a time limit to file an EEO complaint?
Note: 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. Regardless of how much time you have to file, it is best to file as soon as you have decided that is what you would like to do.
When does an EEOC investigation have to be completed?
If the complaint has been amended or consolidated with another complaint, the investigation must be completed 180 days after the filing of the last complaint or no later than 360 days after the filing of the original complaint, whichever is earlier. https://www.eeoc.gov/federal/directives/md-110_chapter_5.cfm
What happens if the EEOC dismisses your complaint?
If the agency dismisses your complaint, it must issue a final decision under 29 C.F.R. § 1614.110 (a). The agency should clearly set forth the reasons for dismissing the complaint and include evidence in the record that supports its decision. The agency will provide appeal rights to the EEOC.
How often does the EEO process discrimination charges?
The EEOC contracts with approximately 90 FEPAs nationwide to process more than 48,000 discrimination charges annually. These charges raise claims under state and local laws prohibiting employment discrimination as well as the federal laws enforced by the EEOC.
How long does the EEOC take to respond to a complaint?
A complainant (the person filing the complaint) can request the Respondent’s Position Statement to review it and respond to it. The EEOC would like this response within 20 days. On average, the EEOC process takes about 10 months, though the investigation should be completed within 180 days after a complaint is filed. As you can see, these numbers do not match.
Is there is a time limit an EEOC claim?
There are strict time limits for filing a job discrimination complaint with the EEOC. In some cases, you only have 180 days to report discrimination to EEOC. You have 300 days if your complaint is also covered by a state or local anti-discrimination law.
Can I file EEO complaint?
If you are a federal employee or job applicant and you believe that a federal agency has discriminated against you, you have a right to file a complaint. Each agency is required to post information about how to contact the agency’s EEO Office. You can contact an EEO Counselor by calling the office responsible for the agency’s EEO complaints program.
Should I file and EEOC complaint?
Every employee has the right to file an EEOC complaint, not only those who feel like they have been discriminated against. The employer supplies documents and other information relevant to the case when a worker files a complaint. These items include copies of HR policies and any personnel files after the EEOC has followed up with a formal request.