Administrative Charges For Discrimination Claims
When an employee seeks to file a discrimination claim against an employer, he or she cannot always proceed directly into filing a lawsuit. Most discrimination laws require an employee to file a claim with either The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) or the Florida Commission on Human Relations (FCHR) before filing a lawsuit.
In order to comply with both state and federal law, a discrimination claim must be filed within 300 days of the alleged adverse employment law violation, and, after the claim is brought forth, under Florida law, the claimant must wait 180 days before filing a lawsuit, giving the EEOC and FCHR the opportunity to investigate the matter.
During these investigations, you and your employees may be interviewed and you will likely have to provide substantial documentation that describes:
- Personnel processes within the organization
- Reasoning for personnel decisions
- Correspondence regarding disciplinary action taken against the employee
- Employee evaluations and performance feedback
- Evidence of efforts made to remedy a hostile work environment
Experienced Guidance When You Face Administrative Proceedings In Employment Disputes
The process for investigating an administrative charge involves specific timelines and waiting periods, whether the charge is being brought through state or federal processes. If you have received a notice of an administrative charge against your business, make sure to discuss your case with an experienced lawyer who can protect your rights and guide you through the process effectively.
At Gallup Auerbach, with offices conveniently located in Hollywood and Coral Springs, Florida, we have vast experience in defending discrimination claims. We help our clients with internal investigations and the administrative investigations performed by government and agency officials.
Contact Gallup Auerbach online or by telephone at 888-545-2325 to learn more about how we can defend you in state or federal administrative charges. We handle Florida employment law cases in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach Counties and throughout the State of Florida