5 Tips For Employers Facing An EEOC Investigation

Law360, New York (January 30, 2014, 3:46 PM EST) -- Being confronted with an employee's Equal Employment Opportunity Commission charge can be daunting for an employer because the government is a formidable foe if the agency decides to pursue the case — especially if the case turns out to be systemic.

In discussing strategies for approaching an EEOC investigation, attorneys who represent employers stressed the importance of taking each investigation seriously to avoid nasty surprises down the road.

“You lay the groundwork for successfully defending an EEOC lawsuit by the position you take in defending an EEOC investigation,” Gerald L. Maatman Jr. of Seyfarth Shaw LLP said.

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