There are many good reasons for you to feel frustrated by the justice system. Your complaint sounds like a legitimate one, but having to wait so long to have your complaint investigated is frustrating. It usually takes many months for the EEOC to complete an investigation. If you are invited to participate in EEOC-sponsored mediation, this may also take some time and can be a very intimidating experience in itself if you do not have an attorney. There are also lengthy delays occurring in the unemployment benefits process in North Carolina. You should continue seeking out an attorney who is experienced with sexual harassment and retaliation cases to advise you. Representation and counsel from a qualified attorney should help to speed your case to a final resolution.
David Puryear is an employment attorney licensed in North Carolina with 29 years experience representing employees in employment law matters. He also accepts cases on behalf of employers. The answers provided here are for general public service information only and are not intended as legal advice in a specific case or the practice of law in any jurisdiction other than North Carolina. You should consult with an experienced employment attorney near you to receive legal advice about your personal situation.
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I agree with Attorney Puryear. You should consult with an experienced employment attorney.
Kirk J. Angel is an experienced North Carolina licensed attorney who focuses his practice on employment law. Mr. Angel, who has focused on employment law for more than 15 years, represents clients throughout North Carolina and more information about him is available at www.theangellawfirm.com This response is for general informational purposes and does not constitute legal advice. Additionally, this response does not create an attorney client relationship. If you need legal advice, please contact a lawyer in your state who practices in the appropriate area.