EEOC Penn Wynne
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission leads the national movement for employment equality for all workers in the United States, and to do so most effectively, the EEOC delegates specific offices to oversee particular regions, districts, and fields. Furthermore, each office accepts filed complaints, investigates those complaints, and strives to educate employers on equality practices.
The EEOC Penn Wynne area falls under the jurisdiction of the EEOC Philadelphia district office, the supervising office for Pennsylvania and other nearby states.
Meanwhile, if you face employment discrimination in your workplace, reach out to a lawyer for your legal options.
Filing An EEOC Penn Wynne Complaint
When you decide to file a complaint in person, the nearest office to the EEOC Penn Wynne area is located in Philadelphia. Call ahead to the office to be sure that the office has availability to work with you on your complaint. Since the office is busy, sometimes not everyone can be seen within the business hours.
Of course, the EEOC Philadelphia office welcomes walk-ins from Monday to Thursday, at 8:30 am to 3:30 pm.
Most importantly, speaking with a lawyer before filing with the EEOC helps you know whether or not this is the best option for your situation. Moreover, a lawyer can file on your behalf, so you can keep up with your own life.
The Clock Is Ticking: Deadlines on Filing A Complaint
Employment discrimination often leaves you frustrated and shocked. Did that just happen to you and why would anyone do something so awful? Unfortunately, a lack of equality continues to be a problem for certain groups within the workplace.
However, don’t sit on your heels too long in analyzing what happened. For a situation of discrimination, the government provides a time limit for filing a complaint. And, although instructions are given for filing a complaint, a lawyer offers so much more than just instructions but also real life advice for dealing with your discrimination case. After all, a discrimination complaint sometimes explodes into a messy legal battle.
Requirements for Filing an EEOC Penn Wynne Complaint
Since discrimination cases are helped by recent evidence, the EEOC requires on a national level that a discrimination complaint be filed within 180 days of the alleged event. However, some states lengthen the filing time. In fact, Pennsylvania state law extended the amount of time for filing in the below situations.
Pennsylvania State Law Time Extensions
Pennsylvania increases complaint filing time for age discrimination to 300 days of the alleged incident.
Five Steps For Filing A Complaint
Although filing a complaint is straight forward, most situations are complicated by additional circumstances or unexpected actions. Consulting a lawyer improves your chances of a favorable outcome because a lawyer knows what information is crucial to your complaint. To give you an overview of the process, we’ve shared some of the steps of filing a complaint below.
The Filing Steps
1. Contact the EEOC office and check to see if situations like yours are covered by the EEOC.
2. Count the days since the discriminatory action because the EEOC only accepts complaints within a certain time period.
3. Schedule two or more hours for visiting the office since someone might not be available to help you immediately.
4. During the interview portion of your complaint, share the information you have and answer any following questions honestly.
5. Finally, you will need the following 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
After your complaint is filed, you will be notified of the outcome within a few weeks. Of course, every situation is different, but you may want to prepare yourself to pursue legal action without the aid of the EEOC. Consult with your lawyer because a lawyer knows what other options are available to you.
If you have experienced employment discrimination, contact an EEOC Penn Wynne employment lawyer because a lawyer evaluates your situation and offers you legal options.
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.