Federal and state laws make it illegal to discriminate against a job applicant or employee based on race, religion, sex, and many other protected factors. This means that if you’ve experienced workplace or application discrimination, you may be entitled to legal relief. An attorney who knows how to handle equal employment opportunity cases in Florida and Georgia could work to ensure your 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 Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and other venues.
Fighting for Your Employment Rights and EEOC Case
When you’ve experienced employment discrimination in Florida or Georgia, there is no question that 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 or appropriate state agency. Our attorneys are very familiar with discrimination claims and can help expedite your case through proper planning and documentation. We also may provide legal counsel about different solutions that could work best for your situation.
Whether you have questions about pursuing a case with the EEOC or need to know if your case qualifies for legal relief, The Leach Firm, P.A. is here for you. We provide qualified legal care and the knowledge and skill you need to get justice after employment discrimination.
Frequently Asked Questions about EEOC Claims
Here are some frequently asked questions about EEOC claims and how The Leach Firm, P.A. can help you address them:
1. Did I file the EEOC charge properly?
Sometimes clients file an EEOC claim by themselves and are unsure whether or not they filed it properly. It can be helpful to ask a lawyer about this situation and how to resolve any errors. Failure to fill out an EEOC charge correctly can be a killer to your case.
2. How can I fix an improperly filed EEOC claim?
If you are concerned about improperly filing an employment discrimination claim with state or federal agencies, it is wise to consult a lawyer as soon as possible. We can help review the applicable administrative remedies and try and address any mistakes made with your claim.
You have 180 days to file a charge with EEOC from the incident of discrimination, but your deadline for filing a state claim could be different. Unfortunately, if you miss the deadline, it may not be possible to pursue your claim, even with a lawyer’s help.
3. Do I need a lawyer for EEOC?
For many reasons, it can be beneficial to work with an experienced 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 you ensure you check all the boxes.
4. 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 at $40,000, your lawyer will 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.
5. Can you sue your employer in Florida and/or Georgia?
You have the ability to sue your employer in Florida or Georgia for discrimination based on your race, religion, sex or other legally protected factors. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) allows you to make a claim against your employer, and a lawyer can help you pursue justice for your claim through this process.
6. How do I file an EEOC complaint in Florida and/or Georgia?
A job discrimination complaint is typically filed online through the EEOC’s website. An EEOC investigator will usually require an interview before filing the charge. However, a lawyer can bypass the interview process and file the charge immediately saving weeks if not months in the process.
Filing a successful EEOC complaint in Florida or Georgia requires considerable preparation and a thorough understanding of discrimination law. To ensure you meet all the requirements, it is wise to work with a knowledgeable attorney who can help.
Call on The Leach Firm for Your EEOC Claim
If you’ve experienced employment discrimination in Florida or Georgia, call on The Leach Firm today. We are happy to provide you with answers and competent legal counsel for your EEOC case. To begin working with one of our qualified EEOC attorneys today, contact our firm at (844) 722-7567. We look forward to serving you.