Steps To Take When Filing A Complaint Against An Employer

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When you work for a small company and you are considering filing a complaint, you may want to consult with an employer attorney if the principal of the company is an involved party. This will allow you to maximize the chances that your complaint will lead to a resolution that will benefit you.

The Process of Filing a Complaint

Your employer attorney will instruct you on which agency you should file a complaint to. The agency will then conduct an investigation to find out if there is enough evidence of a violation in employment law. For example, they may find evidence of discrimination on a basis of gender. The agency will assist you in crafting the right charge against the employer.

When the Agency Fails to Find a Violation

While it is beneficial for an agency to find a violation, you still have the right to file a lawsuit even if the investigation finds no evidence. An employment attorney will explain to you what your rights are and will give you advice on how best to pursue a legal case against your employer. 

The investigation carried out by a government agency is not considered to be binding and may not even be admissible in court. This is because the investigation carried out is often not very thorough. Therefore, even if the agency determines that there was no wrongdoing, you do not have to give up on your case. While the agency is allowed to conduct interviews, they will not carry out depositions or cross-examinations.

The US Department of Justice

The Department of Justice might become involved in your case. However, this is usually only done when the department is trying to establish a particular precedent. For example, the company would have to be engaged in very widespread discrimination or fraud.

What You Can Do to Help Your Case

Talking to an attorney is the best way to make sure that you will be able to win your case. However, you will also want to gather evidence to prove that the other driver is responsible for the accident. You will want to keep records of the times and places where the incidents occurred. 

You will also want to speak with any witnesses and ask if they would be willing to testify on your behalf. Then, you can speak with your attorney about the damages you have suffered and how you might be compensated for your injuries. 


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