Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (ADA)

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According to University of Phoenix Week One Individual Assignment (2007), our issue is that there is an employee by the name of John working for a private sector organization who has intentions of filing a discrimination complaint against his employer (who is unnamed). He must file his complaint within 180 days of the incident in question. He can then present his complaint to an administrative judge with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). He may first be asked to first fill out a questionnaire which will ask him to state certain information to help the EEOC determine if the issue is in fact legitimate. John has a legitimate claim as long as it complies with the EEOC. The Organization may then try to settle the situation in…show more content…
According to The United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (2004), “under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), it is illegal to discriminate in any aspect of employment, including: harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or age.” If his argument does in fact fall into one of these categories, he will then be able to file a formal complaint; he will do so by filling out an Appendix F EEO-MD-110 form. This form is simply to notify the claimant that his complaint is justified, and that he now has the right file a discrimination…show more content…
If John is unable to supply the court with the required information, for example, what day and time did the situation in question occur, were there any witnesses, or documentation. All of these things must be known by the EEOC, or his case will not even be considered for mediation. If his case is not settled in mediation, he will be able to take it to court, making sure to have all of his facts in order, and obtain a lawyer that can argue his case, or else he may be subject to the same outcome as the Griggs ET AL. v. Duke Power Co. case. John must also take into consideration that just because his complaint is going ot court, that doesn’t mean that he will automatically win the case. “The Constitution says the government may not “deny to any person … the equal protection of the laws.” Public employees can bring job bias lawsuits that claim constitutional violations. Lawyers say only a handful of public employees have won such claims, which have been filed with increasing frequency” (Savage, 2008).

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