Prepare for an EEOC Investigation
Learn the 10 types of illegal discrimination in the workplace. Employers are not permitted to discriminate against employees for age, gender, disability, national origin, race, religion, pregnancy or as a means of retaliation. They also may not allow sexual harassment in the workplace and must provide equal pay for equal work.
Engage an attorney. An EEOC investigation is a legal proceeding with legal consequences. If your company does not already have an attorney on staff or retainer, get one.
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Give the EEOC any documentation it requests. You may be asked to provide the EEOC investigator with personnel files, pay records and copies of your company's employee handbook. The more promptly you submit the requested information, the faster the investigation will progress.
Find witnesses. If any of your employees or contractors can verify your claims, ask them to provide testimony on your behalf. Witnesses can make or break a case in an EEOC investigation.
Provide a written statement to the EEOC (known as a "Statement of Position") that presents your side of the story. This document should note any disagreements you have with the complainant's charges. Your company's legal department or your attorney can help you prepare this statement.
Be patient. It takes an average of 182 days for an EEOC investigation to finish. You'll find more information about the process on the EEOC Web site (see Resources below).
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