The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission strives to eliminate employment discrimination and to encourage employment equality throughout the United States. Consequently, the EEOC Cranberry area falls under the jurisdiction of the Pittsburgh EEOC office. Due to the size of the United States, the EEOC established a chain of offices to oversee education and investigation in specific regions, districts, and areas.
If employment discrimination occurred to you, call us at 724-906-4462 because we will fight for your rights under the law.
Filing An EEOC Cranberry Complaint
First of all, if you decide to file a complaint in person, the nearest office to Cranberry is the EEOC Pittsburgh area office. Although not necessary to call ahead, calling ahead ensures office availability to handle your visit and complaint. Of course, walk-ins are welcome.
Additionally, the Pittsburgh EEOC office attempts to offer the best advice to you, regardless of whether or not your circumstances are covered by the EEOC.
Contact a lawyer beforehand because he or she will know if filing with the EEOC is your best option.
When Do I File A Complaint?
Investigate your employment discrimination options as soon as you recognize negative employment action because the law may be limited in what it can do for you. Moreover, contact an employment lawyer since a lawyer understands discrimination law and employment circumstances under the law. Your lawyer will advise you on your best options under the law.
While the EEOC values equality for everyone, the EEOC also demands timeliness. Therefore, complaints should be filed within 180 days of a discriminatory action. Yet, some states set laws lengthening the filing time for cases of discrimination so you may want to research your state laws.
Pennsylvania State Law Time Extensions
In Pennsylvania and West Virginia, the state law extends the length of time that a complaint may be filed to 300 days in discrimination situations due to race, color, orientation, sex, religion, or disability.
Pennsylvania and West Virginia increases complaint filing time for age discrimination to 300 days of the alleged incident.
Less than 20 or 15 Employees:
For age discrimination (less than 20 employees) and for other types of employment discrimination (less than 15 employees), Pennsylvania state law sticks with the EEOC’s 180 days time limit while the West Virginia state law extends the time limit to 365 days.
Four Ways To Prepare For Filing A Complaint
As a result of a discriminatory action, you may need to file an EEOC Cranberry complaint. We’ve included four tips to help you prepare for filing your complaint. Therefore, keep reading.
1. First, for an office visit, be available two or more hours.
2. Check ahead to ensure the EEOC covers your situation. In addition, check the time limits for filing complaints.
3. During your employment discrimination interview, be ready to answer questions and the evidence of your complaint.
4. Finally, arrive with the correct information.
- your name, address, and telephone number
- the company name, address, and phone number that you are filing a complaint about
- discrimination description
- evidence of discrimination
- witness information
- discrimination events and dates
When you file, what happens after you file an EEOC complaint depends on whether or not the EEOC decides to further investigate your case.
If you have experienced employment discrimination, contact a Cranberry employment lawyer because a lawyer knows your options under the law.
Kraemer, Manes & Associates LLC “KM&A” is a law firm serving all of Pennsylvania with our principal offices in Pittsburgh and Philadelphia. Call KM&A in western Pennsylvania at 412-626-5626 or in eastern Pennsylvania at 215-618-9185. KM&A can be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.