Were you treated unfairly in the workplace? Whether you were wrongfully terminated, wrongfully demoted, or subjected to workplace discrimination, you might have finally had enough and decided to take legal action against your employer. If so, you might have found yourself dealing with the EEOC – the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
The EEOC is a federal employment agency that handles all employment claims and enforces all federal employment laws. When an employee is treated unfairly in the workplace, said employee must file a complaint through the EEOC (or the state-level equivalent agency). The employment agency begins an investigation and, if it determines that the employer violated any federal employment laws, takes action against the employer.
Although the EEOC can handle the employment claim from beginning to end, claimants also have the option to file civil lawsuits against their employers. The EEOC has to first grant claimants the right to sue before claimants can take any action civilly. Typically, the EEOC grants the right to sue after investigations; however, claimants could also request the right to sue at any time.
Getting this right to sue is essentially an extra step in the process, which could seem complicated from the start. Many claimants might find themselves asking many questions about the right to sue, including some of the following:
- What is a right to sue letter?
- How can I get the right to sue from the EEOC?
- How can I get a right to sue letter?
- How can I formally request a right to sue letter from the EEOC?
- Do I have to pay to get a right to sue letter?
If you have found yourself asking these questions, it is important that you seek legal assistance with the experts at our firm at your earliest convenience. Here at California Labor Law Employment Attorneys Group, our lawyers are knowledgeable on employment law and are ready to answer all of your questions – including questions about getting the right to sue from the EEOC. If you are ready to speak with our employment experts, contact us today.
What is a Right to Sue Letter?
A right to sue – often referred to a right to sue notice or letter – essentially gives claimants the right to pursue a civil lawsuit against their employers. Without first getting the right to sue from the EEOC, affected employees cannot file a civil lawsuit. This is because all employment claims must go through the agency before any other action is taken.
Getting the Right to Sue from the EEOC
When do you get the right to sue from the EEOC? The EEOC will automatically give you a right to sue notice as soon as they close the investigation. However, you could request the right to sue from the EEOC at any time before the investigation has been closed. Claimants have the potion to request the right to sue online; however, claimants could also send their request to the EEOC office handling your claim.
Requesting the right to sue could be intimidating. With the help of a lawyer, though, the process can be very simple. A lawyer can help you draft a formal letter to the EEOC requesting the right to sue. So, what happens after you request the right to sue from the EEOC? If more than 180 days have passed since the date that you filed your claim, then the EEOC is required by law to give you the right to sue notice. However, if it has not been 180 days since the date that you filed your claim, then the EEOC is not required to give you the right to sue; rather, they will only provide you with the right to sue notice if they will be unable to finish their investigation within a 180-day period.
If you are unsure of how to proceed in regard to requesting a right to sue notice, do not hesitate to seek the guidance of the experts at our law firm immediately.
What Happens When I Get the Right to Sue Letter?
Once you have received a Right to Sue notice, you will have 90 days to file your civil lawsuit. Unfortunately, if you do not file your claim on time, you could lose your right to sue entirely.
After receiving the right to sue, you should immediately get work on your case. Ideally, you would already have legal representation at this point. However, if you don’t have a lawyer, you should find one immediately to help you start the legal process against your employer. With the help of an experienced employment attorney, your employment claim can be successful within just a few months – and you could be compensated. Successful claim outcomes will look different from case to case, but could include reinstatement, hiring, changes in training/policy, back pay, lost benefits, etc.
How Much Does It Cost to Get a Lawyer to Write an EEOC Letter?
If you are looking for someone to help you get a right to sue letter to the EEOC to get started on the legal process against your employer, you might have many questions regarding potential costs. How much do I have to pay? How much is the charge to get a letter requesting the right to sue from the EEOC? Where can I find a lawyer that can help me write an EEOC letter requesting a right to sue notice? Here at our law firm, we can do it for no charge – we can help you write a letter to the EEOC requesting the right to sue to ensure that you can pursue your civil lawsuit against your employer. For more information about how we can help you with your EEOC letter for free, contact us immediately.
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For more information about requesting and receiving a right to sue notice from the EEOC, do not hesitate to seek legal assistance with the experts at our law firm immediately. Here at California Labor Law Employment Attorneys Group, our employment lawyers are ready to guide you every step of the way until you are fairly compensated.