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If you’re experiencing a hostile work environment in your work place, you probably feel completely overwhelmed. You may hope that the harassment will stop if you just put your head down and work as hard as possible. Then, one day, you come into work and you discover that your employer has decided to fire you. Although you’re not without options at that point, you would be in a much better position to resolve your dispute – on your terms – if you had contacted an Atlanta EEOC lawyer as soon as you began to experience the harassment.

We urge you to contact an Atlanta EEOC lawyer as soon as you begin to experience one or more of the following forms of work place harassment:

  • A hostile work environment (offensive jokes, slurs, epithets or name calling, physical assaults or threats, intimidation, ridicule or mockery, insults or put-downs, offensive objects or pictures).
  • Discrimination on the basis of your race, age, gender, religion, or sexual orientation.
  • Retaliation for complaining about unlawful discrimination.

The veteran Atlanta employment lawyers at Allen & Scofield Injury Lawyers, LLC will evaluate your potential claims and advise you whether you should file a charge of discrimination with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). If we decide that you should file that charge, we will prepare it for you to file. Then, we will work hand-in-hand with the EEOC investigator to help you favorably resolve your claim.

Call us today at (404) 419-6674, or reach out through our online contact form to schedule a free, initial evaluation of your case.

Why Should I File An EEOC Charge?

Many people that are experiencing a discriminatory work environment fear that if they file a charge of discrimination with the EEOC, things will only get worse. Sometimes, that does occur because employers don’t like to have to defend against EEOC charges. However, many people are also pleasantly surprised to discover that when they file a charge of discrimination their employer is actually willing to sit down with them and try to negotiate a fair resolution of the dispute.

Additionally, filing a charge of discrimination can sometimes create a certain degree of job security for you while your employer evaluates your claims. If they were already planning to terminate you, they might temporarily cancel those plans out of fear that they will expose themselves to a retaliation claim.

How Does the EEOC Process Work?

Within 10 days of the filing date of your charge, the EEOC will send a notice of your charge to your employer. In some cases, the EEOC will ask both you and your employer to participate in the EEOC’s mediation program. Some larger employers also have their own dispute resolution process that is similar to mediation.

Mediation enables you and your employer to discuss your concerns. The mediator doesn’t have a “dog in the fight,” meaning that he (or she) is an impartial third party that is just there to help both parties resolve the dispute.

If the charge isn’t sent to mediation, or mediation doesn’t resolve the charge, the EEOC usually requires your employer to submit a position statement that is responsive to your claims. If you attorney determines that your employer has not provided legitimate justification for its actions, your attorney might advise you to file a lawsuit so that you can ask a jury to resolve the dispute.

Allen & Scofield Injury Lawyers, LLC Can Help

If your employer is discriminating against you on the basis of your race, age, gender, religion, or sexual orientation; or, retaliating against you because you engaged in protected activities, we urge you to contact the Atlanta EEOC lawyers at Allen & Scofield Injury Lawyers, LLC. Our attorneys have successfully fought for the rights of American workers for over three decades. We can help you recover the compensation you deserve, including:

  • Lost back pay: back pay covers any wages, salary, or benefits that you lost as a result of your employer’s misconduct
  • Lost front pay: In some cases, your employer’s retaliatory actions might inhibit your ability to compete for comparable positions in the future. Front pay can help cover your wages, salary or benefits while you try to secure new employment.
  • Emotional distress: we can help you recover compensation for all emotional pain and suffering that you experienced as a result of your employer’s misconduct.
  • Attorneys’ fees and costs can also usually be recovered.

Call us today at (404) 419-6674, or reach out through our online contact form to schedule a free, initial evaluation of your case.

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