Do I appeal EEOC? Do I accept offer? Do I take right to sue letter?

DO I accept offer from fact finding meeting which EEOC was going to send me with right to sue letter. EMployer offered 1000 I countered with 4000 they offered 1400. Orginal amt asked much much higher but to avoid court would settle for fees created from wrongful discharge. Should I take right to sue letter..have attorney write letter requesting a larger amount or they dont accept my offer I will continue case to court? or take money and sign off?

1 answer  |  asked Nov 2, 2011 6:21 PM [EST]  |  applies to Pennsylvania

Answers (1)

Mardi Harrison
It is impossible to answer your question without a thorough review of the facts of your case, to better understand its strengths and weaknesses. Your better course of action is to have your case reviewed by an attorney before you ask for your release from the EEOC, because once you receive your Right To Sue letter, you must file your claim in court within 90 days, or you will lose your right to do so forever, and if may take some time for you to find an attorney you like.

You should not assume that a letter from an attorney will automatically produce a higher offer from your former employer. Sometimes involving an attorney makes employers just dig their heels in deeper. On the other hand, often an attorney can negotiate a better resolution for you than you could for yourself. Again, you'll have a better feel for this after you have an attorney review your case in detail.

I'm sorry I can't be more definite, but without knowing more about your case, I can't offer you more specific advice.

posted by Mardi Harrison  |  Nov 2, 2011 6:58 PM [EST]

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