I need an expert practicing law in the state of Ohio dealing with the Equal Employment opportunity
Commission and a mediation conference. I will give a description of the discrimination
that has led to filing with the EEOC
so you have a better understanding.
I had lost 3 fingers on my right hand, index, middle, and ring fingers. This happen almost 20 years ago and has never given me a problem with employment, nor have I ever needed or requested accomodations to be able to perform at any job.
I had applied for a job at a company in Ohio, the human resource manager spoke with me on the phone the first attempt to communicate with this company. After a conversation about my work experience, I was told to come in and fill out an application and also to include my resume, which I did. I received a phone call from the human resource manager within 1 week to come in for an interview
after a long conversation about my work history and what the job entailed. The human resource manager wanted me to come in asap as they seemed anxious to interview me after talking and looking over my resume.
Leading up to the interview I had 3 or more conversations with the human resource manager and never had a problem contacting them or them contacting myself.
During the interview I was told how nice it would be to have someone come to work for them in this position that did not need training and would be able to jump right in. They explained how they had to train many people for these positions in the past. This interview was going like others where I ended up getting offered the position. A few minutes later during the interview I noticed the human resource manager staring at my hand, I think they did not notice it until this point. The interview seem to end quickly after this with much less talk. I was told they would contact me after they make a decision, which would be by the end of the week.
I did not receive a phone call by the end of the week so I decided to give a call back the following week. The human resource manager was not available, I left a message but this time did not receive a call back. This went on for what turned out to be months, I could not reach the HRM nor had they returned any of my calls. I was not even able to contact them to update my application or resume. Not updating either the application or resume would result in throwing them out after a period.
This resulted in me contacting the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and filing discrimination charges against this company. Now this company has requested a mediation through the EEOC in hopes of resolving this issue. This rather than having the EEOC continue the investigation and potentially ending up in conciliation if discrimination is found or court with a discrimination law suit if conciliation is unsuccessful.
Now during this mediation I would like to seek lost wages
from the time I would have been hired up to the date of mediation minus what I had earned at my current job. I would also like to request job placement or a fair compensation equal to job placement. This job pays 36K per year plus full medical benefits and $100 a day per diem
Now that you have a better understanding, my question for you is this. What should I expect from the mediation conference, also is this a reasonable request on my part based on your experience? Should I expect or request more or less?
Based on your experience I would greatly appreciate your input to best help me with this mediation conference.