If you have filed, or are planning on filing a charge of discrimination with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), you should be ready for a lot of waiting and red tape. However, in many cases, the EEOC will encourage the parties to engage in mediation, with a mediator provided by the EEOC, free of charge. Typically, mediators can cost upwards of $500.00 per hour.
If you are currently working with the EEOC and have been asked to engage in mediation, or would like to mediate your case with the EEOC, you can substantially increase your chances of getting a fair settlement with the help of an experienced employment attorney. We can help you both before and during mediation to navigate the strengths and weaknesses of your case and the employer’s defenses, the risks of further litigation, and with strategies on your next steps, should the case fail to settle at mediation.