I filed an EEOC charge against my former employer. The EEOC investigator told me that if I speak to the media about my experience with my former employer before the EEOC has completed their investigation, they will close my case. But I'm getting conflicting information from the EEOC itself about whether or not that's accurate. Am I allowed to speak to a reporter while I have an ongoing EEOC case? If I do speak to a reporter, will the EEOC close my case? If they close my case because I spoke to a reporter, will they still issue a right to sue? Thank you for your advice.
When the EEOC tells you what the EEOC may do, you should rely on that far more than you should rely on what an attorney tells you the EEOC may do. No private attorney can speak for the EEOC. If the EEOC concludes its investigation, for any reason, it will issue a right to sue notice.
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