I feel as though I was wrongfully suspended, so I contacted the EEOC. My employer is now requiring me to sign a contract waiving my right to contact the EEOC to end my suspension in order to return to work.

My employer suspended me for violating a policy that is not in the handbook nor have I ever seen before. Prior to this incident multiple employees violated policies that are in the handbook, but nobody has ever been written up. I am the first employee to receive a write up. I feel as though I was wrongfully suspended and contacted the EEOC. My employer is aware of the fact I contacted the EEOC and is agreeing to end my suspension and allow me to return to work if I sign a contract waiving my right to contact the EEOC.

1 answer  |  asked Jun 23, 2019 8:43 PM [EST]  |  applies to Pennsylvania

Answers (1)

Doris Dabrowski
Did you actually file a charge with the EEOC? If so, a withdrawal of the charge in exchange for restoration to a job may effectively be a settlement of your pending charge. However, you may not prospectively waive any rights to complain of any potential future incidents of discrimination. I urge you to consult with a lawyer before you sign any contracts.

posted by Doris Dabrowski  |  Jun 24, 2019 06:53 AM [EST]

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