If you haven't retained an employment litigator, do so now. You've apparently already risked your claim by lodging an EEOC complaint yourself. Not consulting counsel is unwise because if you don't word your complaint correctly, you can limit your litigation options, and further, most CA employment lawyers would probably opt for a state DFEH claim rather than a federal EEOC claim because state courts tend to be friendlier than federal ones.
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