Suing an employer for discrimination can be a daunting process. In fact, many victims are inclined to sweep the matter under the rug, discount its negative effects, or even doubt whether the poor treatment they’ve experienced is actually employment discrimination. The truth is that if you think you are being targeted or singled out at work, are being treated differently than other employees, or are being harassed on the job because of your gender, your faith, your nationality, or the color of your skin, then you might gave a claim of employment discrimination. To find out whether you are, you should consult with an experienced employment attorney. However, although you might want to protect your rights and be compensated for the damages you’ve suffered, the complaint process can be lengthy and complicated. Further, it’s not uncommon to experience financial setbacks as a result of the legal process.
USClaims is here to help. We’re a pre-settlement funding company that partners with qualifying claimants. We provide you with the money you need as your employment discrimination case moves forward. If you prevail in your case, we receive a predetermined portion of your settlement or judgment, but if you do not, we receive nothing and you keep the money we give you. You won’t shoulder any of the financial risk for that money (that’s our job).
First Things First
When it comes to suing your employer for discrimination, the first (and most important) step you should consider taking is consulting with an experienced employment discrimination attorney. These are important cases that benefit from the experience a skilled attorney can provide.
Filing Your Formal Complaint
The first step in the legal process is typically filing a complaint with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the federal agency tasked with investigating and handling employment discrimination claims. The EEOC will ask you for information and counsel you about your complaint. After that, you can decide whether or not you want to file a formal complaint You’ll be assigned an EEO counselor, and after counseling, you’ll receive a notice, which signals that you have 15 days to file your formal complaint with the EEOC, called a “charge of discrimination.” This complaint should include all of the following:
- Your contact information, including your name, address, email address, and telephone number
- A brief description of the action or event that caused you to file the complaint in the first place
- The reason you believe you were discriminated against
- A brief description of how you believe you were harmed by the discrimination
- You or your employment discrimination attorney’s signature
Unless you and the employer choose to solve the complaint through mediation, the next step is for the EEOC to conduct an investigation, which could include interviews by an EEOC investigator and requests for documents.
Your Right to Sue
Once the EEOC closes its investigation of your case, you will be provided with a Notice of Right to Sue. Additionally, you may request a Notice of Right to Sue from the EEOC if you wish to file a lawsuit in court before the investigation is completed as your investigation proceeds. This notice grants you permission to file your employment discrimination lawsuit in state or federal court. Once you receive your notice, you have 90 days to move forward with filing your lawsuit (or you may be barred from doing so).
Although you do not need an attorney to represent you before the EEOC (or in a court of law), having a legal professional in your corner to counsel you along the process is in your best interests.
If You’re Suing Your Employer for Discrimination…
Suing your employer for discrimination is a difficult decision that you didn’t enter into lightly. If you are the victim of such discrimination, however, obtaining just compensation is important to your ability to move past the experience and toward a brighter future. A trusted employment discrimination attorney has the skill set to advocate for your case’s most favorable resolution, but the process can be long and financially difficult for you.
USClaims is a pre-settlement funding company that is here to offer financial help to qualified claimants who experience financial hardship as a result of pending employment discrimination cases. If you qualify and get approved, we’ll provide you with funding when you need it most (as your case proceeds), based on your anticipated settlement, judgment (if your trial goes to court) , or administrative award. We shoulder the financial risk, and you don’t have to worry about how you will pay us back if your case is not successful. If your case prevails in a settlement or court action , we are paid a prearranged portion of the proceeds of your settlement, judgment, or award. If not, we don’t get paid. To apply or to find out more about how we can help you, please don’t wait to give us a call 1-877-USClaims today.