Federal, state, and Atlanta City laws make it illegal for employers to discriminate against a job applicant or employee based on race, religion, sex, and many other protected factors. Workers who have suffered due to workplace or application discrimination may be entitled to legal relief, including compensation.
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) works with the Georgia Commission on Equal Opportunity (GCEO) office in Atlanta to address allegations of illegal workplace discrimination in the Atlanta metropolitan area. An EEOC attorney could work to ensure all rights are protected and justice is served.
With more than 70 years of combined experience in the field of equal employment opportunity cases, The Leach Firm, P.A. is here to help. We understand how traumatic and hurtful it can be to experience discrimination due to your race or other characteristics. That’s why we zealously represent your interests against discriminatory employers and provide legal counsel to pursue action through the EEOC and other appropriate venues including the Atlanta Human Relations Commission.
Fighting for Your Employment Rights in Atlanta
When you’ve experienced illegal employment discrimination in Atlanta, you deserve justice. The Leach Firm, P.A. works closely with you to ensure that you file the correct paperwork and complaint with the EEOC, GCEO, or AHRC. Our attorneys understand how to succeed with discrimination claims and can help build your case through proper planning and documentation. We can also provide legal counsel about different solutions that could work best for your situation and work to negotiate a resolution.
If you have questions about pursuing a case with the EEOC or need to know whether your case qualifies for legal relief, The Leach Firm, P.A. is here for you. We provide qualified legal advocacy with the knowledge and skill you need to achieve justice after employment discrimination.
FAQs About Atlanta EEOC Claims
Here are questions clients frequently ask about EEOC claims and how The Leach Firm, P.A. can assist:
Did I File my EEOC claim correctly?
Sometimes clients file an EEOC claim on their own and wonder whether they filed properly. It can be helpful to ask a lawyer about this situation and how to resolve any errors. Mistakes in an EEOC claim can ruin your chances of success.
Is it possible to fix an improperly filed EEOC claim?
If you are worried about improperly filing an employment discrimination claim with the EEOC or other agency, it is wise to consult an Atlanta EEOC lawyer as soon as possible. In many cases, it is possible to amend a claim and correct the problems. An attorney could review the applicable administrative procedures to find the best solution.
Depending on the situation, it may be necessary to file a claim under the Atlanta Human Relations Code rather than state or federal law. While employees generally have 180 days from the date of the discrimination to prepare and file a claim, it is wise to begin working on a claim as soon as possible for the best opportunities to collect evidence to support the charge.
Do I need a lawyer for an EEOC claim?
For many reasons, it can be beneficial to work with an experienced Atlanta EEOC attorney when filing a discrimination claim. Too many victims lose their chance to pursue justice by improperly filling out paperwork, missing deadlines, or failing to present the right legal arguments and evidence to support their claim. A lawyer could help make the most of your case.
How much does an EEOC lawsuit cost?
Most lawyers who handle discrimination claims work on a contingency-fee basis for EEOC lawsuits, so the lawyer receives a fee only if you win your case. For example, if your lawyer’s contingency fee is 30% and your case settles for $40,000, your lawyer would get $12,000. You should speak with your lawyer upfront about their fee structure and methods of handling other costs. The Leach Firm, P.A. offers free consultations and only works on contingencies, so there are no upfront charges or costs.
Can you sue your employer for discrimination in Atlanta?
In most EEOC cases, you must file an administrative claim before you can file a lawsuit for discrimination based on violations of federal law. Because much of the same evidence can be used to support an EEOC claim or claim filed in court, it can be helpful to work with an EEOC attorney from the start of the process.
How do I file an EEOC complaint in Atlanta?
When a job discrimination complaint is based on federal law, typically the employee files a Charge of Discrimination through the EEOC’s website. While the EEOC often requires workers to submit an inquiry and undergo an interview before the worker can file a formal charge, often a lawyer can bypass the interview process and file the charge immediately. This could save weeks or even months in the process.
Filing a successful EEOC complaint in Atlanta requires considerable preparation and a thorough understanding of federal, state, and local anti-discrimination law. To ensure you fulfill all the requirements and present the strongest possible case, it is wise to work with a knowledgeable EEOC attorney.
Call on the Leach Firm, P.A. to Help with Your Atlanta EEOC Claim
If you’ve experienced employment discrimination in Atlanta, call on The Leach Firm today to learn how we could help you find legal relief. We are happy to provide you with answers and competent legal counsel for your claim whether it arises under local, state, or federal law. To begin working with one of our qualified EEOC attorneys today, contact our firm at (844) 722-7567. We look forward to serving you.