The EEOC announced last week that it will allow employees to begin suing their employers for employment discrimination again. Many employees have been unable to do that since March 21 when the EEOC stopped issuing right-to-sue letters due to the Coronavirus.
An employee who alleges discrimination by their employer must first file a charge with the EEOC. After the EEOC investigates, if it finds that the employer may have discriminated against the employee, and it fails to broker a settlement between that employee and his or her former employer, then it issues the employee a right-to-sue letter. That letter gives the employee 90 days to file suit against the employer.
The EEOC plans to issue all of its past-due right-to-sue letters within six to eight weeks. So there will probably be an uptick in employment discrimination suits in the coming weeks.
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