“With every civil right there has to be a corresponding
civil obligation.” — Edison Haines

First Step: Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is a federal agency set up to investigate claims of discrimination and retaliation in the workplace. The EEOC is charged with enforcing Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title I and Title V of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as well as other statutes and regulations prohibiting discriminatory conduct in employment situations.

Prior to filing a federal lawsuit you must receive a Right to Sue letter from the EEOC. In many cases, the EEOC is able to provide an immediate resolution by enforcing an injunctive relief — ordering the employer to make satisfactory amends for the violation. In such cases, you may still seek punitive and compensatory damages. VKV can help you pursue additional financial damages beyond the EEOC’s injunctive remedies if appropriate.

If you are considering filing a discrimination or wage and hour claim with the EEOC, it is prudent to seek the legal advice and representation of an experienced litigation attorney. VKV attorneys can file your claim with the EEOC, thoroughly investigate the discriminatory conduct and guide you effectively through the process. We can gather the necessary records for your claim and represent you before the Commission. Our attorneys can provide experienced legal counsel that fully understands the subtleties of the issues at play and allows you to move forward with confidence.

Filing a claim with the EEOC is a detailed process and typically requires in-depth analysis of the alleged discrimination. Discrimination is often subtle and employers have ways of giving themselves excuses for their actions. Filing a successful claim will require a meticulous investigation that goes beneath the surface of the evidence. The evidence and proof is often complex but VKV has the experience necessary to give you the knowledge, power and courage to fight back.

Contact our offices for a free consultation with a VKV lawyer today. We represent clients filing EEOC claims against employers nationwide including Nassau County and communities throughout the New York City area.


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