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According to EEOC, I to have notify them if I filed a civil

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According to EEOC, I to have notify them if I filed a civil lawsuit. EEOC Director still has 30 out of 180 days to decide on my complaint (discrimination based on sex, national origin, retaliation). Meanwhile I filed a civil lawsuit in which consists of 2 sets of different claims--(1)Violation of Equal Pay act, and (2)breach of contract, wrongful termination, management malpractice, etc. Since the claims are only partially related, should I wait for 30 days or notify EEOC now? I might be risking that EEOC can though out my complaint automatically, without looking at the differences.
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Legal
Expert:  Law Educator, Esq. replied 7 years ago.
You should notify the EEOC immediately, since on the discrimination claims you need their right to sue letter or those claims could be thrown out for failure to exhaust administrative process if you included those discrimination claims in your suit. The notice of the suit on the different claims will not hurt your complaint with the EEOC, what they generally will do is give you the right to sue letter and allow you to amend your suit if you have not already included those claims in your suit and if you have then it allows those claims to proceed to court.

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Customer: replied 7 years ago.
The case was filed on August 11, but it was served on August 25. What dates should I put
for EEOC?
Expert:  Law Educator, Esq. replied 7 years ago.
You need to notify them of the filing date of the suit.
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