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I found today EEOC filed 4 charges of discriminatino against my former employer last week based upon my documentation.feedback?

Carterville, IL |

I would like to know is this common they filed four, usually from what I read its one or two. HOw long do they have to respond to the charges

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  1. There is no set number.

    I have seen multiple findings (six to be exact) before.

    Good luck


  2. As the other attorney indicated, there is no set number that is typical. Since it is very easy to file a charge, there is nothing in itself unusual about four charges. I don't know why one person would file four charges at one time, and doubt the EEOC would accept four. If someone filed four different charges over time, my guess is that the person does not have any valid claims but is desperate. If four individuals filed charges separately, that could be a sign of something, or it could be an attempted coordinated shakedown. Of course, I'm just speculating here.

    My real question is how do you know that four charges were filed? Charges are confidential, and the employer probably doesn't even have notice of them yet if they were filed last week.

    If anyone is looking for a lawyer at that company, they should contact an experienced employment lawyer. many of us, myself included, will provide a free consultation.

    Typically, the employer has 40 days to submit a position statement in response to the charge, unless the parties agree to mediation.

    Hope this answers your questions.

    This answer is provided for informational purposes only and should not be relied on as legal advice. You should be aware that no attorney-client relationship is established through this answer and none will be established without a personal consultation and the signing of an engagement agreement.

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