What is an EEOC decision?

What is an EEOC decision?

Commission Decisions concern a particular charge of discrimination and its specific facts, but the legal interpretations set forth may be applied to similar cases by EEOC. In its earliest days, the Commissioners voted on “Letters of Determination” to decide the merits of all charges filed with EEOC.

What is an EEOC determination letter?

If the EEOC determines there is reasonable cause to believe discrimination has occurred, both parties will be issued a “Letter of Determination” telling them that there is reason to believe that discrimination occurred. The EEOC takes its conciliation obligations seriously.

How do I find my EEOC decisions?

Commission Federal Sector decisions are currently available on the EEOC web site at https://www.eeoc.gov/federal-sector/appellate-decisions. Enter keywords and click “Search” to find by search terms.

How long does an EEOC decision take?

On average, the EEOC process takes about 10 months, though the investigation should be completed within 180 days after a complaint is filed.

What is the Office of Federal Operations?

The Office of Federal Operations is the appellate branch of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. The Office of Federal Operations handles appeals of Final Decisions issued by federal agencies and final decisions issued by EEOC Administrative Judges.

How do I appeal a federal hiring decision?

If you are a general schedule employee, you may appeal at any time to your agency or directly to OPM, although you may not appeal to both at the same time. You also may make an appeal to OPM through your agency. Your agency must act on your appeal within 60 days or forward it to OPM for action.

What happens when the EEOC determines that an employer is guilty?

If the EEOC investigation finds reasonable cause to believe a violation occurred, the EEOC must first attempt conciliation between the employee and employer to attempt to resolve and remedy the discrimination. If conciliation is successful, then neither the employee nor the EEOC may file a lawsuit against the employer.

What happens if employer lies in EEOC response?

If the EEOC discovers that an employer or a charging party has lied during the course of an investigation, that fact may influence the investigation’s outcome. It may also affect the outcome of litigation or may be used at trial to discredit a witness.

How do I appeal an EEOC decision?

You have the right to appeal an agency’s final action (including one that dismisses your complaint) to EEOC’s Office of Federal Operations. You must file your appeal no later than 30 days after you receive the agency’s final action. You may file your appeal with EEOC online by using the EEOC Public Portal.

Can you look up EEOC charges?

Find out about the status of your charge of discrimination any time, day or night, using the EEOC Online Charge Status System. Access the Online Charge Status System via this link https://publicportal.eeoc.gov/portal/ or select the “How to Check the Status of a Charge” link on www.eeoc.gov.

What happens when you win an EEOC case?

Once the investigator has completed the investigation, EEOC will make a determination on the merits of the charge. If EEOC is unable to conclude that there is reasonable cause to believe that discrimination occurred, the charging party will be issued a notice called a Dismissal and Notice of Rights.

How much can the EEOC award?

These limits vary depending on the size of the employer: For employers with 15-100 employees, the limit is $50,000. For employers with 101-200 employees, the limit is $100,000. For employers with 201-500 employees, the limit is $200,000.

How does the EEOC issue appellate decisions?

Most appellate decisions are issued by EEOC’s Office of Federal Operations (OFO). In some instances, such as when a case presents an issue not previously decided by the EEOC, the Commission will issue a decision. Whether issued by OFO or by the Commissioners, the appellate decision represents EEOC’s official position on the matter decided.

What does eeeeoc do?

EEOC provides leadership and guidance to Federal agencies on all aspects of the Federal government’s equal employment opportunity program and has established the processes for addressing workplace discrimination in the Federal Sector.

Why do the EEOC cases have first names and initials?

To help the public identify those decisions, the Commission has decided to assign randomly generated first names and initials, along with a brief summary of the decisions, to the cases. We will update the list periodically with the most recently issued decisions. Barbara S. v. U.S. Postal Service, EEOC Appeal No. 2020002285 (Apr. 14, 2021)

When to file a petition for enforcement with the EEOC?

If the agency fails to give relief within these time frames, you can either file a petition for enforcement with EEOC or file a lawsuit in court for enforcement of the award. If the agency fails to follow an EEOC appeal decision, you can send a petition for enforcement to: There is one exception to this general rule.