A group of disgruntled employees filed EEOC complaints about my business and were ultimately issued right-to-sue notices from the EEOC. The notices included a statement saying that "all requirements had been met".
The problem is that my business had not been in business for the required 20 weeks in any calendar year, so it's not subject to Title VII, and the claimants don't have a right-to-sue under Title VII.
The claimants sued anyway and the Title VII claim was dismissed via summary judgment. However, there were other parts of the lawsuit dependent on the invalid Title VII claim that the business (and me personally) was hit for, as well as the legal fees we expended and continue to expend. We are appealing the case now.
Is the EEOC somehow liable for the obvious mistake?