Discrimination Complaint and Civil Litigation Process.

Essay by deeUUniversity, Bachelor'sA+, November 2005

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This paper will outline a complaint process and illustrate the civil litigation that could follow if the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, through mediation and arbitration cannot resolve a charge. The complaint is based on a scenario of an employee, named John. John works for a private sector business and he wishes to lodge a complaint of discrimination against the company he works for. This paper will explain the steps that are taken, from the beginning with the (EEOC), Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. The paper will continue explaining the process by illustrating the civil litigation steps from the state level to the highest level of the United States Supreme Courts.

John works for a private sector business and want to file a discrimination charge against his employer. Is John able to lodge a complaint? The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission websites states, "Any individual who believes that his or her employment rights have been violated may file a charge of discrimination with EEOC; in addition, an individual, organization, or agency may file a charge on behalf of another person in order to protect the aggrieved person's identity."

The following is the required information needed to file the charge: the personal information, like the name, telephone number, and address of the complainant, company information - name and number of employees, a brief statement describing why the complainant feels their rights were violated, times and dates that the alleged violation occurred ((www.eeoc.gov, 2003) .

The initial step in this process is to get in touch with an Equal Employment Opportunity Commission counselor. This is so that the charging employee can receive counseling of what to expect and what is required. Any person can file the allegation or charge by mail or face to face at the closest office of the Equal Employment...