I am surprised I got this offer. My understanding is the employer will only consider settling after summary judgement. Employers usually do not settle during eeoc stage as many cases get bogged down. My lawyer however does not know how many hours she will bill during this stage because eeoc can propose mediation or investigate deeply the claims. But this leads to my original question, sounds like I am getting a good deal and my case is strong because employes usually do not settle at this stage.I only pay half the fees even if I choose not to litigate if the employer did not offer settlement.