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Business Law and Legal Process: Discrimination Complaint

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John is an employee in a private sector organization. He wants to file a discrimination complaint against his employer.

Based on this scenario, prepare a 700-1,050-word response to analyze and explain the discrimination complaint and civil litigation processes as would potentially apply to John and his employer. Be sure to explain, in detail, how the complaint begins with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and proceeds through the civil litigation process from the state level up to the United States Supreme Court. Also, be sure to include a discussion of other relevant aspects addressing discrimination complaints and disputes in the workplace.

Using the links below to research, please use the following Websites as a source for information:

EEOC Web site at: http://www.eeoc.gov
U.S. Court System Web site at: http://www.uscourts.gov
(search with the key words "litigation process, "mediation process," and "dispute resolution")

Be sure to properly cite your sources and include the week's assigned reading to support your answer.

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While discrimination in the workplace has become more difficult to identify, Americans can rely on several federal laws that prohibits job discrimination. In the hiring and terminating process, employers need to be fully aware of the correct legal course of action to avoid discrimination practices. John is an employee in a private sector organization that has strong resistance to enforcement of existing discrimination laws. He wants to file a discrimination complaint against his employer. Based on this scenario, the entire discrimination complaint and civil litigation process will be discussed as it applies to an employee and employer in a private sector organization.

In the case of John filing a discrimination complaint against his employer there are certain steps he has to follow. When an employee of a private sector organization believes that he or she have been discriminated against, he or she can file a charge or claim with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). Private sector employee claims must be filed within 180 days of the event, after the complaint is filed with EEOC, within 10 days the employer is served notice of the charge (EEOC: U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, 2008).

An employee with a discrimination complaint against his or her employer will begin his or her journey of reconciliation with the EEOC. The EEOC is made up of five ...

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Please use the following sites www.eeoc.gov and www.uscourts.gov. Thank you.

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