Demystifying the Process of Responding to an EEOC Charge of Discrimination

April 18, 2023

This program will consist of a substantive presentation followed by a question and answer period. To ensure that questions are answered, attendees are encouraged to submit their questions in advance of this webinar.


You have just received the unwelcome news that a former employee has filed a Charge of Discrimination against your organization with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). What should you do? Should you retain an employment law attorney? Should you commence an internal investigation? Should you arrange a meeting with human resources or, perhaps, the former employee’s direct supervisor? Should you prepare a response to the charge?

The filing of an EEOC charge is the first step in what may be an organization’s lengthy and costly process of defending itself against allegations of discrimination. Upon the filing of a charge, the EEOC commences an investigation to determine the legitimacy of the employee’s claims that an employer violated a federal anti-discrimination law, such as Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, or the Age Discrimination in Employment Act. An EEOC investigation fulfills the employee’s requirement to first exhaust administrative remedies prior to filing a discrimination lawsuit.

Although an EEOC investigation is administrative in nature, employers should not take it lightly. The process of responding to an EEOC charge is one of the most complicated and disruptive circumstances that a company faces. It raises numerous legal issues that can not only have a substantial impact on the outcome of the investigation, but also cripple an organization’s defense if the employee later seeks damages by filing a discrimination case in court. For that reason, it is absolutely imperative that employers fully understand the EEOC process in furtherance of reducing potential liability and preserving all of the available defenses.

In this webinar, we will walk you through each and every step of an EEOC investigation into a discrimination charge. Specifically, we will provide best practices on topics such as:

  • Initial steps after learning of the charge
  • Preparing for drafting a response to the charge (called a position statement)
  • Drafting a position statement
  • Handling EEOC requests for information and interviews
  • Participating in EEOC mediation and reaching an amicable resolution of the charge

Do not miss this important webinar!


Please note: This webinar is offered as a complimentary product to all Employment Law and Human Resources Compliance and Training Package holders. For more information on the training package, click here or Contact Us.


The On-Demand version of this webinar will be available for purchase one week after the conclusion of the live webinar.

Target Audience

  • Human Resources Managers and Staff
  • C-Suite” Leadership: CEOs, CFOs, CMOs, COOs, and CCO
  • Directors and Supervisors
  • Compliance Officers
  • Risk Managers
  • In-House Legal Counsel

Learning Objectives

After this webinar, you will be able to:

  • Understand the fundamental elements of a discrimination claim
  • Know recommended strategies that organizations can take to reduce the likelihood of an EEOC charge
  • Understand each step of the EEOC charge process from start to finish
  • Recognize potential common pitfalls that may arise during the EEOC charge process
  • Apply best practices to reduce risk and legal exposure arising from discrimination claims
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.50 Certificate of Attendance
  • 1.80 CPE
    FTLF is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors.
Course opens: 
11/09/2022
Course expires: 
07/19/2023
Event starts: 
04/18/2023 - 1:00pm EDT
Event ends: 
04/18/2023 - 2:30pm EDT
Cost:
$175.00

H. SCOTT JOHNSON, JR.

A Senior Counsel with the firm in the Government Contracts, Litigation, Federal Grants, and Health Law practice groups, Scott maintains an active practice advising business and institutional clients on employment matters, commercial agreements, government contracts, and risk management. In addition to his corporate practice, Scott is also well-regarded for his employment and complex civil litigation practice. His complex civil litigation experience includes representing businesses in a wide variety of contract disputes and business torts including tortious interference, breach of fiduciary duty, civil conspiracy, defamation, fraud, and misappropriation of trade secrets. [Full Bio]

Participants can earn up to 1.80 CPE credits in Specialized Knowledge and Applications upon completion of all course requirements.

ATTENDEE REQUIREMENTS FOR CPE CREDIT

If you purchase CPE credit for this webinar you must satisfy the following conditions in order to receive your certificate:

  1. Answer at least 6 of the 8 polling questions during the webinar
  2. Complete the evaluation survey after the conclusion of the webinar or in the follow-up email

Upon completion of these requirements, FTLF will email you your CPE Certificate within seven (7) business days.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • Prerequisites: None 
  • Target Audience: Human Resources Managers and Staff, C-Suite” Leadership: CEOs, CFOs, CMOs, COOs, and CCO, Directors and Supervisors, Compliance Officers, Risk Managers, and In-House Legal Counsel
  • Advanced Preparation: None  
  • Program Level: All
  • Delivery Method: Group Internet Based
  • Attendance Requirements: In order to be awarded the full credits, you must respond to six (6) out of eight (8) polling questions.

Feldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell LLP is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website www.nasbaregistry.org (formerly www.learningmarket.org).

Available Credit

  • 1.50 Certificate of Attendance
  • 1.80 CPE
    FTLF is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors.

Price

Cost:
$175.00
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This program will consist of a substantive presentation followed by a question and answer period. To ensure that questions are answered, attendees are encouraged to submit their questions in advance of this webinar.


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