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What is the process of a "Substantial Weight Review" and how long does it take for the EEOC to follow through with my request?

Boise, ID |

I feel that after over a two year time wait from the Idaho Human Rights Commission addressing my complaint, they did a terrible job with many excuses on why it took so long. They did not investigate anything but merely made a decision by reading a one sided view from my employer. They failed to interview the people, doctors and files that prove my case and witnessed the hell I went through. Will the EEOC see that the Idaho Commission failed to investigate my complaint? I did receive the right to sue, but it does state no probable cause.

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  1. The EEOC does very little independent investigating these days -- almost nothing that a lay person would consider "investigative." That
    is a consequence of limited funds and reductions of personnel. If you presently have a notice of right to sue in hand, you need to consult with an attorney right away. Do NOT wait on the EEOC.

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  2. You should hire an attorney without delay. A "no probable cause" finding can mean little more than you did not adequately explain your case or that the IHRC just missed something. I have had more than one "no probable cause" finding end up resulting in a favorable outcome for my clients. An experienced employment dispute attorney will be able to tell you whether filing suit makes sense. Do not delay. The passage of time will negatively affect your rights.