As an employer, you want to avoid an Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) investigation whenever possible. Therefore, you do your best to comply with all federal employment regulations. Unfortunately, employment laws change frequently and are subject to interpretation. You need to know your company's rights, the rights of your employees and how they may conflict.
Key Harrington Barnes PC is dedicated to protecting the rights of Texas employers and helping them create profitable businesses and workplaces where employees thrive. Our Dallas lawyers can help you understand and defend against EEOC charges when they arise from a lawsuit brought by a disgruntled employee.Minimizing Potential Harm From a Discrimination Lawsuit
The EEOC is responsible for enforcing laws involving discrimination against employees who are members of protected classes. An employee must file a discrimination claim with the EEOC prior to filing a lawsuit.
Your business is required to submit information to the EEOC regarding any discrimination case filed against you. Because the EEOC is designed to act as a filter for serious cases instead of being an agency that actively pursues discrimination issues, most EEOC claims are answered after six months with a letter allowing the employee to file the case on his or her own.
Our attorneys can help you avoid conflict with the EEOC. We evaluate your situation and instruct you on how to give enough information to show the EEOC you are not being evasive, but not so much that it seems as if you have done something wrong. Our job is to help you show your side of the situation without raising any potential red flags. Once the EEOC has approved your employee's right to file a case on his or her own, we will defend your company from accusations of discrimination.
If you do end up involved in an EEOC investigation, we have the experience and knowledge to guide you through it as we defend your position. We can also help you structure your company policies to prevent issues like this from occurring again.Do not Pick a Fight With the EEOC
Call our office at (214) 615-7925 or contact us online to schedule your confidential consultation regarding potential EEOC investigations. Our firm offers reasonable fees and retainers to help employers who cannot afford full-time in-house counsel.