I have received confirmation of a newly active complaint filed with the FCHR...Florida Commission on Human Relations...& I also have been assigned case numbers with the FCHR & the EEOC for an "over the age of 40 age discrimination" case/complaint. Now that I finally got my case/complaint approved to get investigated, the FCHR is suddenly changing speeds & wanting me to agree to a Mediation, instead of continuing on with an investigation. I do not understand how a Mediation appropriately & effectively addresses illegal & bad behavioral employer conduct towards an employee, which is considered as a Federal Offense. I am very interested in obtaining legal representation to help me navigate these next steps the most advantageously & most productive ways possible. I cannot afford for my loses to continue to escalate. Only respond if you have serious interest in my case & in speaking further with me.
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Many administrative agencies and courts are trying mediation as a way to resolve cases. That does not mean they will not investigate your complaint if the mediation is unsuccessful. Good luck.
This response is only general information and is not legal advice. It does not form an attorney-client relationship and should not be relied upon to take or refrain from taking any action. You should seek a qualified attorney before taking any action related to your inquiry.
It is imperative that you speak with an employment attorney as soon as possible. The administrative process, EEOC and FCHR, can be complex and difficult to navigate without the help of an employment attorney. There are strict guidelines and deadlines that you must comply with.
At this stage, mediation is not mandatory, it is a recommendation. An employment attorney would be able to develop a strategy to defend your company in the most efficient, cost-effective manner.
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