In this situation, it is somewhat unusual for the employer to be contacting you directly. This is NOT the mediation, but perhaps an effort on the part of the employer to settle the matter with you outside the EEOC mediation process. You are free to see what the employer has to say, if you want to hear its offer. I recommend you consult with a local attorney with experience in this area, and that you proceed with the EEOC mediation, unless of course, you are now living a distance away from the EEOC handling the claim. Good luck.
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Mediation is usually done in person, with a neutral third party called a mediator. The mediator is usually a lawyer or retired Judge.
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