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What Is The EEOC?

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is responsible for implementing federal laws against discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex. Also including pregnancy, transgender status, and sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, or genetic information against job applicants or employees. EEOC regulations apply to most companies with at least 15 employees (20 employees in age discrimination cases). The majority of labor unions and employment agencies are covered as well. If you feel that your case potentially qualifies under any of the above mentioned examples then it is suggested you contact a Miami employment lawyer. The laws cover all aspects of employment, including hiring, firing, promotions, harassment, training, pay, and benefits, among others and although they may seem complicated a legal attorney. Can guide you through the process and give you a professional opinion as to your particular experience.

What Is The Purpose of EEOC? 

The purpose of EEOC is to investigate the allegations of discrimination against law-abiding employers. In an investigation, their job is to examine the accusations in the charge and find substantial evidence to support their claim. If they cannot find substantial evidence right to bring a lawsuit may be brought to preserve the individual rights and the public’s interests by litigated particular instances. The EEOC must examine many considerations when choosing whether to a lawsuit should be brought, this includes the quality of the evidence, the problems in the case, and the impact the action might have on the EEOC’s efforts to prevent workplace discrimination.  At the end of the day it is clear that some of these concepts are complicated to understand and put together but know that the law is on your side. Never hesitate to speak. To a Miami employment lawyer to understand your rights and help you through every step of the process.

How A Miami Employment Lawyer Can Help? 

As seen above,  there are many complicated steps that come along when filing with the EEOC which is why we always stress the importance of contacting a Miami employment lawyer. Listed below are the steps needed to file a claim with the EEOC.  


  1. Consult with an EEOC Counselor 
  2. File a formal complaint 
  3. EEOC will issue a formal complaint 
  4. EEOC issues a decision
  5. EEOC requests a hearing 
  6. EEOC files an appeal of the agency’s final order
  7. VII. A request for reconsideration of the appeal decision
  8. VIII.Filing a lawsuit 

On average, the steps listed above can take up to 10 months on your own. In some cases, filing a claim represented by a Miami employment lawyer can speed up the process by an average of three to six months. This is because a Miami employment lawyer is a professional that does this often and has developed a sense of expertise in these steps, they can pursue claims based on state anti-discrimination statutes or EEOC and evaluate the case on the best possible outcome. This will allow for a much faster timeline which also can potentially mean quicker results and compensation. Lastly, even if an investigation reveals that an employer has participated in illegal discriminating practices, the EEOC is not compelled to initiate a lawsuit. In other words, it is up to the EEOC to file a lawsuit or not. A Miami employment lawyer can make help you communicate with the EEOC and represent you within this process with them. This is why it is always suggested you speak with a Miami Employment Lawyer at PereGonza The Attorney’s Office. 

Article By: Alyssa Marie Otero


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