Explaining everything you need to know about your rights under state and federal law

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) provides certain protections related to the hiring, employment and termination of employees. You have rights under the EEOC, and if you believe your employer has violated the law, speak with an experienced attorney in New York City as soon as possible. The lawyers at Akin Law Group, PLLC are passionate about helping victims of workplace harassment and discrimination and have a record of success handling these complex legal matters. If you need sound guidance and personal attention, work with our trusted and knowledgeable legal team today.

What is the EEOC?

The EEOC is a federal agency that helps to enforce the rules and regulations of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 regarding employers across the country. Most notably, the law prohibits employers from discriminating against employees due to race, religion, gender or national origin. The EEOC is in charge of workplace discrimination claims and investigates these claims thoroughly, taking action against violators if necessary. The commission also implements further anti-discrimination laws to protect certain types of workers.

The first thing you should do when dealing with employment discrimination is to file a formal complaint with your company’s human resources department. If your organization does not have an HR representative or you do not get the results you desire, you may need to file a discrimination claim with the EEOC, which has local, state and regional offices. The statute of limitations for doing this is 180 days from the instance of discrimination, and you may have to organize the evidence and present it in a way that will help the EEOC make the right decision. Working with an experienced employment discrimination lawyer helps you navigate the bureaucracy and remain vigilant throughout the various steps involved in the claim filing process.

Mediation and arbitration related to EEOC

One of the most effective ways to resolve EEOC claims is through mediation, a form of alternative dispute resolution that avoids the need to engage in costly and time-consuming litigation. During this process, a neutral third party helps the individuals and organizations involved work through the issues, clarify any misunderstandings and find any areas on which the parties mutually agree. The ultimate goal is to reach a solution that both sides accept.

Work with a knowledgeable attorney for your EEOC needs

To set up a free initial consultation with Akin Law Group, call 212-825-1400 or contact us online. You pay no attorney fees unless your case is successful. Our office is located in New York City and our team serves people in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Bronx, Queens, Long Island, Staten Island, Westchester and the surrounding areas (Tri-State).