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EEOC Suspends Issuing Right to Sue Letters

On Behalf of | Apr 9, 2020 | Covid-19 |

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has temporarily suspended the issuance of “right to sue” letters and other charge closure documents unless a charging party requests them. This suspension means that employers will be left waiting even longer to see if an employee is going to file suit against them because once a right to sue letter is issued, employees have 90 days to sue the employer in district court.

While the EEOC has not officially announced this suspension publicly, the EEOC announced the decision in an email response to a group of worker advocates which included the National Women’s Law Center, the Center for American Progress, the Human Rights Campaign, and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP).

Nevertheless, during the COVID-19 crisis, the EEOC will continue to receive and serve employers with Charges of Discrimination. While the EEOC’s physical offices have been closed, EEOC employees are working remotely to continue processing and investigating charges.

Like the EEOC, Quinlivan & Hughes, PA is working remotely and is prepared to help employers navigate through the EEOC charge process. Contact any of our employment law attorneys if you or your business received notice of a charge of discrimination at 320-200-4928. You can also contact us online.

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