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Should I obtain legal counsel and might it be contingent? Charge "is" subject to Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

Waldorf, MD |

I am a black female. I was terminated (due to alleged financial constraints) 2 months after my newly assigned supervisor (white female) sent another employee (white female) a text stating, "the Flying Monkey will have her wings clipped soon". Was made aware of the text approximately 1 month following my termination. Also found out a white male, with similar credentials was hired, at same or more salary, to backfill my position, 2 weeks following my termination. Filed an EEOC complaint--and investigation has been active/on-going for past 14 months. Anticipate I will eventually receive a "right to sue letter". During the 4 yrs of employment, I consistently received outstanding evaluations, annual bonuses, promotions, and salary increases (all documented) based on exemplary performance.

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You have a very good case as under Title VII. Contact my office if you want to discuss this matter further. Incidentally its not just under Title VII, you also have a cause of action as under the MD Civil Rights Act. Note also that upon issuance of the Right to Sue, you have 90 days to file a lawsuit in court; if you file on the 91st day, you are out of luck; so I would contact an attorney early.


This case may have real potential. The fact that you have the statement as well as knowledge as to who replaced you, together with the reason they gave for letting you go, is all very helpful. Don't wait for the right to sue letter to contact qualified Maryland counsel; getting started sooner will help you and your attorney significantly.

This is not formal legal advice.


A Notice of Right to Sue will be issued if you demand, whenever you demand. The Notice of Right to Sue does not make any findings or embody any determinations that will make any difference in your claim. It will neither support or rebut your contentions.

Get lawyer first and let lawyer manage the RtS time sequence.

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