Legal Process

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Legal Process Paper

University of Phoenix

MGT 434


Legal Process Paper

The government agency that protects employees from discrimination and enforces these Federal laws is the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). For individuals who wish to file a complaint with the EEOC because of possible discrimination in the workplace, legal processes exist for these individuals. This paper will show how to use the legal processes to file a complaint with the EEOC and the civil litigation process from the state level to the U.S. Supreme Court. This paper will use John and his private sector employer as an example of an individual going through the processes.

EEOC Complaint Process

Filing the complaint. The U.S. EEOC (2010) website states that an individual who wishes to file a complaint of discrimination against an employer must do so in person or by mail.

The charge cannot be filed online or over the phone, although an online assessment may be accessed to ascertain if the EEOC is the correct agency for the complaint. The charge (or the complaint) must be filed within a certain number of days (normally 180 days) from the time the discrimination took place. If filing in person, the individual needs to bring any evidence or proof that may substantiate the charge and any other information that may help the case. John filed a complaint with the EEOC in person and has been given a copy of the charge and the charge number. "By law, the EEOC must in some way handle every claim it receives. To discourage claims and ensure the best defense when they arise, employers should ensure that their policies

and procedures are legal, fair, and consistently applied"...