Tag: EEOC charge

Crossing T’s and Dotting I’s Essential In EEOC Charges

Football season is upon us, and so are the clichés associated with it. But clichés all contain kernels of truth, do they not? Here is one: “Football is a game of inches.” So, too, is employment discrimination litigation. For an education on this point and the importance of small details, read on. The ‘T’ Got […]


Unchecked Boxes on EEOC Charge Form Halt Bias, Retaliation Claims

The U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals recently upheld the dismissal of a former employee’s sexual orientation discrimination and retaliation claims because he hadn’t exhausted administrative remedies with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) before filing suit. Although he mentioned sex discrimination and retaliation in the EEOC intake questionnaire, he hadn’t checked the boxes on […]


What to Do When the EEOC Files Charges and an RFI with Your Company

Q I am an HR manager. My company just received notice of a charge of discrimination from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) along with a request for information (RFI) seeking sensitive personnel data about several other employees at the company. Can you advise me about the best way to respond?

Don’t ignore these e-mails! EEOC ramps up digital charge system

by Jeanine Poole On May 6, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced in a single press release that 11 of its 53 offices will begin a pilot program called ACT Digital. This new online charge system will digitally transmit documents relating to discrimination charges between the EEOC and employers and will affect the processing […]

The dilemma of writing your own EEOC position statement

by Jeremy A. Stephenson An employer receives its first charge from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) alleging workplace discrimination. The employer is immediately irritated because the employee who filed the charge deserved to be terminated. The company quickly determines that it has no insurance that covers the situation, so a representative calls the EEOC […]