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The EEOC is extremely underfunded and backlogged, and so it can take them a very long time to complete their investigation process. To speed things up, your recourse is to request a "right to sue" letter. The EEOC will typically give these upon request if you have made allegations which, on their face, constitute a violation of anti-discrimination laws. With your right to sue letter, you can then retain a local attorney and immediately sue in civil court.
In all honest, even if the EEOC did conduct an investigation, this is probably the route you would have to go anyway. The EEOC only actually "prosecutes" a small fraction of the claims that are filed with it. Mainly what the EEOC does is investigate and attempt to mediate a settlement. You do not need to wait for the EEOC to do that. Your lawyer will do that in the course of your civil lawsuit. See here to find a lawyer in your area who can help.
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Thank you for your reply. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but a claimant must file their lawsuit within 90 days of receiving their right to sue letter. The right to sue letter should have itself specified this. After 90 days, any claim based on the facts you alleged in your EEOC complaint would typically be time barred, meaning that you are now legally prohibited from suing on the basis of those facts.
Your only hope would be if you are still an employee for this employer and new instances of discrimination occur. Then, it might be possible to sue on the basis of the new instances of discrimination and include the old instances on the ground that the old instances "relate back" to the claim that has not yet lapsed.
I hope this clarifies things, and I am truly sorry I can't provide better news.