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Phoenix EEOC Representation And Mediations Attorney
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is a federal agency that is charged with investigating discrimination claims and enforcing federal anti-discrimination laws. Filing an EEOC complaint is the first step employees take when seeking recourse for discrimination in their place of work. The EEOC will respond with an invitation to attempt to settle the dispute in mediation.
Employment law attorneys at the Zoldan Law Group PLLC know that there are several benefits to mediating discrimination cases. If you are considering mediation, you should contact an employment law attorney. An experienced Phoenix EEOC mediation attorney will protect your rights and advocate for your best interests in your discrimination claim and potential mediation.
EEOC Representation And Mediation Practice
- Our attorneys represent employees who have faced discrimination in the workplace. We can help with filing your complaint and mediation negotiations.
- We can help increase your bargaining power at mediation. Our attorneys know employment laws, they understand your rights, and they will make sure that any mediation agreement fully and fairly compensates you.
- We have a lengthy history of helping clients secure compensation and legal remedies in discrimination claims. When claims are not settled during mediation, our attorneys move on with clients to the next step in the legal recovery process.
EEOC Mediation Process in Phoenix
If you and your employer agree to mediation, you will schedule mediation through the EEOC. You and your attorney will attend the mediation, where you will discuss the facts related to your workplace discrimination. Your attorney will help to make your case and advise you throughout the mediation.
The EEOC mediation process is informal and voluntary. A neutral third party will serve as the mediator to help you and your employer attempt to reach a settlement agreement in your discrimination claim. The mediator is not a judge and will not dictate the terms of your settlement agreement. If your mediation is not successful, your claim is not compromised, and you will move on to the next step in the EEOC process.
Benefits Of EEOC Mediations
There are many benefits to EEOC mediation, and perhaps one of the most significant benefits is that if your mediation is successful, you will be spared the time and expense of litigation. In mediation, you can also help to design your settlement agreement. For example, if it is important to you that your employer acknowledge its discriminatory policies and change them, you may ask for that to be part of the agreement.
You can also sign mutual confidentiality agreements with your employer so that the terms of your negotiations and agreement will not be disclosed to anyone. Mediation is less formal than litigation, and you will get a chance to tell your employer things that you want them to hear. There is no cost involved in mediation through the EEOC. As mentioned above, if you and your employer do not agree to settlement terms, you are free to continue to pursue your claim.
EEOC Mediation Attorney
If you have suffered workplace discrimination, litigation is not your only option. Contact an Arizona employment attorney at the Zoldan Law Group PLLC to schedule a consultation. We will go over the facts of your case and existing evidence. We will discuss your recovery options, including whether or not a mediation attempt is right for you and your employer.