Legal Process Paper

Essay by inspirationalUniversity, Bachelor'sB, November 2007

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There is not much information I know about legalities regarding the workplace. I do know about the rules regarding issues dealing with sexual and racial discrimination but apart from sexual, racial, and disability discrimination, this will be a learning process for me. So far, I have learned that the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) helps employees to resolve discrimination issues at the workplace. Since I have never ‘knowingly’ been a victim of discrimination, I have never had an opportunity to inquire further on how a discrimination matters are handled. I have also learned that the federal law protects employees’ rights regardless of whom the employee is employed with and a file must be charged with EEOC before a lawsuit is filed against an employer. According to the scenario, John wants to file a discrimination complaint against his employer, and based on the scenario I will attempt to explain discrimination complaints and civil litigation process and how the complaint begins with the EEOC and proceeds through the civil litigation process from the state level up to the United States Supreme Court.

“The EEOC requires that an employee file a charge of discrimination within 180 days in order to protect your rights under the law.” (Vikesland, 2006) However, just like everything else, there are always exceptions. Those exceptions include charges related to equal pay, Equal Pay Act (EPA). Although there is no limit to when an employee can file a charge against an employer for EPA, it is recommended to file within 180 days. There are other exceptions such as anti-discrimination and age discrimination charges. “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.” (2003, EEOC)Once a complaint is filed with the EEOC, the employer...