Phillips & Associates

Nassau County EEOC Representation

Attorneys Helping Nassau County Residents Assert Their Rights

The county seat of Nassau County is the Village of Garden City. The population that identifies as a minority, rather than as white, represents 35.4% of its total population. If you face illegal discrimination or harassment on the job, and your employer is covered by federal anti-discrimination laws, such as Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, you will need to file a charge with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). Filing the charge is a prerequisite to suing in federal court, and you only have a limited time within which to do it. At Phillips & Associates, our Nassau County EEOC lawyers may be able to provide representation if you have a federal claim for discrimination, harassment, or retaliation.

The EEOC Claims Process

Once you file an EEOC charge against your employer for discrimination, harassment, or retaliation, the EEOC notifies the employer. Based on the charge, the EEOC is authorized to look into whether there is reasonable cause to believe that the employer has discriminated. Sometimes, the EEOC asks the worker and the employer to try to resolve the charge through mediation. Mediation and settlement are voluntary, and it is important to consult an employment attorney before you participate. Anything that you or the employer says during the EEOC process may follow you into litigation, so it is helpful to have an EEOC attorney in Nassau County to protect your rights during this proceeding, staying mindful of the impact on subsequent litigation.

While the EEOC is investigating, the employer and you will both be asked for information. The investigator will evaluate what you submit and issue a recommendation as to whether or not there is reasonable cause to believe that there has been harassment or discrimination. Your employer may need to submit a position statement, in which it tells its side of the story. It may present facts that show why it does not believe that your claims are correct or at any rate do not constitute a violation of Title VII, the ADA, or another law. It may also need to respond to the EEOC's request for information, including by providing documents. Sometimes the EEOC makes an onsite visit or interviews employees who may be witnesses to the discrimination.

It can often take the EEOC more than six months to investigate a claim. After the investigator is done, they make a determination about whether your claim is meritorious. If they decide that there is no reasonable cause to believe that there was discrimination, you will be issued a Dismissal and Notice of Rights form. This is a notice to you that you have the right to sue in federal court within the 90-day period after receiving the notice. The employer also gets this notice.

On the other hand, if the EEOC decides that there is reasonable cause to believe that discrimination happened, a Letter of Determination is sent to both parties indicating this. The EEOC will invite the parties to participate in conciliation, which is an informal process. If conciliation does not yield a resolution, the EEOC may respond to the violation by suing in federal court. However, if it decides not to do so, you will get a Notice of Right to Sue and can file the lawsuit yourself within 90 days. A Nassau County EEOC attorney can make sure that you follow all of the appropriate procedures.

If you are a federal employee, an administrative judge at the EEOC will independently decide the outcome of your discrimination complaint. The administrative judge issues orders to process your claim, analyzes the appropriate laws and evidence, and issues a determination. While you are not technically required to hire an attorney, it is wise to do so. You need to be familiar with the EEOC's practice and procedure rules, and you will bear the burden of presenting and proving your claim of discrimination.

Hire an EEOC Lawyer in Nassau County

At Phillips & Associates, our experienced attorneys can evaluate your situation to determine whether you may have a basis to file a federal discrimination charge, and we can explain the role of the EEOC in the process. Call us at (516) 365-3731 or contact us online. We offer free consultations and charge no upfront fees, instead collecting a percentage of what we win for you.

PHILLIPS & ASSOCIATES
585 Stewart Ave #330
Garden City, NY 11530
Tel: 516-365-3731
Fax: 212-901-2107
Client Reviews
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Phillips & Associates did a wonderful job. I would recommend Brittany Stevens. Angel
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Employment dispute I had a dispute with my former employer, Jesse Weinstein was patient and thorough with my case. He covered every angle and was able to help me with my dispute. I would recommend Jesse Weinstein and Phillips and Associates in the future to anyone. Margaret
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I called at Phillips & Associates seeking for a consultation and I was very pleased with the conversation I had with Eugenio Benvenuto. He was able to answer my questions thoroughly and gave me reassurance. I highly recommend their practice. Giulia
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Hands down the best law firm for labor disputes in NYC. Being in the restaurant industry for more than 30 years I can say that this law firm is the number one choice for workers in the restaurant business that need to sue their company for wrongful termination. A special compliment to my lawyer Brittany Stevens. An amazing person and well prepared experienced lawyer. She was professional and empathetic to my case and worked in a time appropriate manner. She never miss a phone call at any hour of the day.The other associates that assisted Brittany were Yusha Hiraman, Eugenio Benvenuto and Katerina Housos. They were all professional and answered any questions or concerns that I had. Brittany and her team helped me with what I needed, when I needed it. I want to thank them all (especially Brittany), for a job well done. Massimo
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Jesse Weinstein handled my discrimination case. He was extremely patient and understanding throughout the process and remained professional and consistent even when I could not. I really felt like he had my back and I didn't have to worry. His expertise, combined with the experience of the Firm, resulted in the best possible outcome of my case. Although I wouldn't wish what I went through on anyone, things do and always will happen and I would highly recommend Jesse and this Firm to anyone facing discrimination or other workplace issues. Karen