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Employment Discrimination Claims on the Rise

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has just released its statistics for 2018 revealing that it has recovered $505 million and other relief for more than 67,860 victims of discrimination in the workplace. Types of discrimination vary, but include Title VII claims such as race, gender and religious discrimination. Retaliation claims where workers endure negative consequences for complaining against discrimination are also frequent. Age discrimination claims pursuant to the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) and disability discrimination contrary to the ADA and ADAAA are also prevalent.

If you have a discrimination claim, it is important to hire a private attorney to begin an investigation into your matter. They can help you alert the EEOC of a potential claim. The EEOC would then perform an initial assessment to determine whether discrimination occurred and If you believe you have been the victim of employment discrimination, the law requires you to file a charge of discrimination with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). The EEOC is the federal agency that is charged with investigating all claims of employment discrimination. After you file your charge, the EEOC will send your charge to your employer and require it to respond to your claims. If the parties choose not to mediate, the EEOC will complete its investigation of your case, and in most cases, will give you a right to sue, which allows you to file a federal discrimination lawsuit.

Because the time frame for filing a suit a suit is short – it is imperative to contact an experienced employment attorney at once to begin an investigation.

For more information, please contact the dedicated Atlanta employment discrimination lawyers at Buckley Beal, LLP for an immediate consultation.

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