It’s a not-so-uncommon scenario for employers.
- An employer terminates an employee.
- The employee files a charge with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) alleging her termination was the motivated by unlawful discrimination.
- The EEOC asks the employer to provide a comprehensive response to the charge, supplemented with voluminous documents requested by the agency in connection with its investigation, typically with a deadline of just a few weeks for the employer to submit its response.
- The employer, at its considerable expense, provides its timely response to the EEOC.
- The matter then sits…and sits…and sits, at the EEOC, sometimes for years, with no action being taken. Continue Reading