Florida EEOC Mediation Attorney
Employment Law Professionals Who Can Help
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is an agency that
administers and enforces civil rights laws against workplace discrimination.
Employees rely on it to investigate and prosecute employers who have committed
discriminatory practices against them for any or all of the following:
- National origin
- Gender identity
- Genetic information
If an employee reports they have been discriminated against by their employer
to the EEOC, the agency will offer mediation as an alternative to traditional
investigative and litigation processes.
To talk to us about your case, call us at (855)-532-8365 .
Goals of Mediation
The EEOC offers mediation as a way to avoid the lengthier processes of
litigation. It is often a cheaper and less formal alternative to the traditional
route, which may require several court appearances. A trained mediator
will assist you and your employer in reaching a negotiated resolution
to a charge of discrimination. The mediator doesn’t decide who is
right or wrong and has no authority to impose a settlement on the parties;
however, he or she helps the parties jointly explore and reconcile their
The typical mediation session can last for about 3 to 4 hours, though this
may vary depending on the case. And while the EEOC offers mediation, it
isn’t mandatory. However, in fiscal year 2008, mediation had a 72.1%
While EEOC provides its own mediators, it isn’t your representative.
In order to get the best result from mediation, you should have an experienced
Florida EEOC employment law attorney there to represent you during the
mediation process. If your goals and the goals of the EEOC clash, your
own attorney will be present to represent your interests, while an EEOC
mediator might serve the agency’s interests. Additionally, having
your own attorney present might make your employer more interested in
resolving the proceedings before additional litigation can take place.
Without a lawyer present, your supervisor or representative from your
company might not take your case seriously.
Contact Our Experienced Attorneys for Assistance
If you need a skilled representative to look out for your interests during
mediation, don’t hesitate to call us. LeavenLaw is a highly rated
firm with decades of legal experience to offer your case. Not only are
we experienced in mediation and negotiation tactics, but we can also represent
you if your case does end up going to court.
To get started on your case,
contact us at (855)-532-8365 or fill out our online form to schedule a free case