conciliation how many yrs does this take?

EEOC in 2001 found that I was discriminated against.I have always kept in touch with EEOC. I was informed 12/15/11 by Office of Field Program that this charge was closed. This was confirmed by 2 other eeoc offices, and a letter was sent to me at my old address thats why I never received it. Sent a letter to FOIA after receiving a FOIA #, waiting for them to get back to me. EEOC where I filed still claims this is open. Received a letter last week from where I filed and they state that this is still open and going "through our conciliation process". This has been going on for 10 1/2 yrs. Does conciliation take that long? I do believe that this has been closed for about 5 yrs., the respondent has sold ownershop also about that long ago. The division that I worked is long gone. I do believe no lawyer would take this case because its too old, take too long, and too expensive. I just would like my question answered and maybe if anyone else has been through this with EEOC.

1 answer  |  asked Feb 18, 2012 2:33 PM [EST]  |  applies to Illinois

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John Otto
I can tell you I have never heard of conciliation taking 10 years. You need to get straightened out first whether your case is still alive or not. If you moved and didn't send the EEOC your new address, then it is possible they notified you the case is closed and you didn't get the letter. If the notice you got 10 years ago was a notice that their investigation had found substantial evidence of discrimination and that you have a right to sue (which I think is most likely) then you had 90 days to get a suit on file in federal court. If you did not, then your case is likely dead. Obviously, you need to get all of your paperwork together and see an attorney who deals in employment law.

posted by John Otto  |  Feb 20, 2012 12:43 PM [EST]

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