EEOC & FCHR Proceedings in Jacksonville
Jacksonville Employment Lawyer
Law violations that are subject to certain federal and state employment laws require individuals to file charges with the relevant administrative agencies in order to exhaust their administrative remedies. Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits employment discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion or sex. Claims involving potential violations to Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA), or the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) all require employees to file charges with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). The Jacksonville employment attorney from the Law Office of Shands M. Wulbern, P.A. can help you with this process.
Filing a claim with the EEOC is a prerequisite for covered non-public employees to file lawsuits or claims under federal law. Federal employees are also required to file charges with the EEOC in accordance with various rules and procedures. Similarly, the Florida Civil Rights Act requires employees who are pursuing certain claims of employment discrimination under Florida law to file charges with the Florida Commission on Human Relations (FCHR) prior to filing suit. .
Navigating EEOC and FCHR Proceedings
Navigating EEOC and FCHR proceedings can be complex and confusing. Not only do strict time limitations apply to EEOC and FCHR proceedings, but determining how and what charges to file can be a complex undertaking. This process often requires the assistance of an experienced Jacksonville employment lawyer to ensure that the best approach is strategically considered and pursued.
Without strong representation, important legal rights and claims may be forever lost. The filing of certain charges and factual allegations may cause damage to an otherwise meritorious case. Unrepresented complainants of EEOC and FCHR charges frequently omit key factual allegations or include immaterial factual allegations that are not helpful to their claims. For that reason, the firm encourages you to speak with an attorney at your earliest convenience.
Understanding Your Options
Even after filing charges with the EEOC or the FCHR, many complainants are simply unaware of their options and the most effective strategy for proceeding through the EEOC or FCHR process. In order to avoid critical errors that may affect the potential success of future litigation against your employer, obtain legal representation from Attorney Shands M. Wulbern. If you have questions about EEOC or FCHR proceedings or believe that you have a claim that requires the filing of a charge, contact the firm at once. The Law Office of Shands M. Wulbern, P.A. represents employees in all stages of EEOC and FCHR proceedings to ensure that all legal rights are properly preserved.