What are the steps in the EEO complaint process?

Overview Of Federal Sector EEO Complaint Process

  1. EEO Counselor.
  2. Filing A Formal Complaint.
  3. Agency Issues A Decision (Final Action)
  4. Requesting A Hearing.
  5. Filing An Appeal Of The Agency’s Final Order.
  6. Request For Reconsideration Of The Appeal Decision.
  7. Filing A Lawsuit.

What are the three steps of the EEOC process?

The first three stages, pre-complaint, formal complaint, and appeal, are all part of the EEOC’s administrative process….The final stage starts the judicial process.

  • Pre-Complaint Stage.
  • Formal Complaint Stage.
  • Mixed Cases Complaints.
  • Class Complaints.
  • Appeal Stage.
  • Judicial Stage.

How long does it take the EEOC to investigate a claim?

approximately 10 months
On average, we take approximately 10 months to investigate a charge. We are often able to settle a charge faster through mediation (usually in less than 3 months). You can check the status of your charge by using EEOC’s Online Charge Status System.

How does the EEOC investigate?

What is an investigation? An investigation of a formal complaint of discrimination is an official inquiry into claims raised in an EEO complaint. EEO investigations may include a variety of fact-finding methods such as interviews, a fact-finding conference, requests for information, interrogatories, and/or affidavits.

Which party has the burden of proof in an EEOC complaint?

The burden of proof ultimately rests with the aggrieved person at all times; however, there is a three- step process utilized by the EEOC and the courts when deciding if discrimination occurred or not.

What happens if employer lies in EEOC response?

Lying on an EEOC Document It may also affect the outcome of litigation or may be used at trial to discredit a witness. Additionally, making a material misrepresentation during the course of an EEOC investigation could be considered a punishable crime under 18 U.S.C.