Legal Process Paper

Essay by ejames1911University, Bachelor'sA, November 2007

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Legal Process PaperJohn Doe is an employee in a private sector organization and wishes to file a discrimination complaint against his employer. This paper will explain the discrimination complaint, civil litigation processes, and how the complaint begins with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). This paper will also outline the procedures through which the civil litigation process from the state level up to the United States Supreme Court. The complaint process has been established to protect those who feel that they have been wronged in some way. If John feels that he has been a victim of employment discrimination, it is not only his right to file a complaint, it is his duty to protect himself and other employees.

Beginning the ProcessBefore an employment discrimination complaint can be filed, an employee must first understand what employment discrimination is. Employment discrimination is "when employers (or unions or employment agencies) illegally single out employees and job candidates.

Anti-discrimination regulations are issued and enforced at the Federal level by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)" (U.S. Employees, 2006). John has now chosen to file a complaint. "Any individual who believes that his or her employment rights have been violated may file a charge of discrimination with EEOC" (The U.S. Equal, 2006). Since John feels he has been victim of employment discrimination, he must first begin by filing a charge of employment discrimination with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). John must give the following information to start:The complaining party's name, address, and telephone number; The name, address, and telephone number of the respondent employer, employment agency, or union that is alleged to have discriminated, and number of employees (or union members), if known; A short description of the alleged violation (the event that caused the complaining party to believe that his or...