What detail needs to be included in an EEOC charge?

I understand that the EEOC charge should have the basis of discrimination, the adverse action, name of the employer and immediate supervisor. I don't know if the reasons for discrimination such as disparate treatment with names of the individuals as well as pretextual basis of adverse decision should be included as well. Thanks

1 answer  |  asked May 21, 2012 8:14 PM [EST]  |  applies to Ohio

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David Neel
Give the EEOC this basic evidence: (1) Your qualifications for the job; (2) the adverse action; (3) your race and national origin; and (4) others not of the same race or national origin were treated better than you, which can include being replaced by someone not of your race or national origin. The employer will then give evidence of a legitimate basis for the adverse action. You must then give evidence to undercut the reason given by the employer. Present all evidence upon which you believe you were discriminated against, i.e., all evidence that an objective bystander could find that discrimination might have occurred.

It can get fairly complicated and the above is a basic framework of analysis. If you want to retain an attorney to help you, you can find them on this website, at OELA.net or elsewhere on the web.

posted by David Neel  |  May 22, 2012 08:55 AM [EST]

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