Filing A Charge Of Discrimination With The EEOC
Federal law requires you to file a discrimination charge with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) or the Michigan Department of Civil Rights (MDCR) before you file a lawsuit against your employer. This is true whether you have been discriminated against because of your race, color, religion, national origin, disability, sex, pregnancy, or age.
The lawyers at Miller Cohen, P.L.C., can help you file a discrimination complaint with the EEOC and the MDCR. We understand the legal complexities involved with filing a charge of discrimination with the EEOC and can protect you from potential procedural pitfalls. If you have faced discrimination in the workplace, contact our employment lawyers. Call 313-566-4787 or 800-221-6021.
Contact an attorney before you contact the EEOC or MDCR. Whether you are the victim of workplace discrimination, harassment, or retaliation, it is a good idea to speak with an attorney before you contact either. By law, the EEOC and MDCR must notify your employer if a complaint has been filed. A dishonest employer may dispose of the evidence needed to prove your case.
Ensuring Your Charges Are Properly Filed
There are specific rules and deadlines that you must follow when you file a discrimination claim with the EEOC or the MDCR. Generally, you must submit your claim to the EEOC within 300 days or to the MDCR within 180 days of the discriminatory act. Our Michigan discrimination complaint lawyers can review your charges and ensure that you provide correct and thorough information to the EEOC and MDCR.
Protecting Your Rights From Start To Finish
We advise clients throughout the EEOC/MDCR process, including representing you during to help negotiate a settlement. Once the EEOC/MDCR process concludes, we can help you file a complaint in state or federal court and protect you in litigation against your employer.
Miller Cohen, P.L.C. has a long history of advocating for employee rights. Since our firm was founded, we have dedicated our practice to representing employees against illegal employment acts. Contact our law firm today to schedule a free consultation with a knowledgeable attorney.