What happens after I file a claim with the EEOC or with my local state anti-discrimination agency?Return to FAQ Videos
Filing a charge of discrimination is a little bit about learning the alphabet soup of employment law. There’s three different agencies that could be assigned to investigate your charge. Usually they pick one between them that will be the sole investigator. We don’t know this until after the charge is filed. It often is a lengthy process. These are government agencies who have budgetary restrictions and very limited personnel to investigate. It often helps if you have an lawyer to help you navigate this process, because they can speed up witness interviews, protect your rights, and also help you uncover the evidence that you’re going to need to further the claim.