Litigation ENewsletter January 19 2012

Chronology of an EEOC Charge
If an employer discriminates against an employee while making hiring and firing decisions, the employee may choose to file a charge with an independent federal agency called the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). The EEOC handles all types of discrimination matters, including those relating to hiring and firing decisions. The following provides a chronology of how the EEOC handles complaints that it receives.