The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries (BOLI) protect employees’ civil rights. If an employee believes an employer has violated their civil rights, he or she has a right to file a complaint with either one of these agencies.
If you are an employer under investigation for civil rights violations, Gordon L. Osaka, P.C., in Portland can help. We have more than 40 years of experience representing employers facing EEOC and BOLI complaints. We will provide a strong and comprehensive defense on your behalf. Call us at 503-644-3266 or use our online contact form to schedule a consultation.
The Civil Rights Complaint Process
If an employee files a discrimination claim or other civil rights claim with the EEOC (federal) or BOLI (state), the agencies will launch an investigation. An employer will then receive notice that there has been a federal civil rights or state civil rights claim filed against them, and be provided with an opportunity to submit a position statement.
This is where our law firm comes in. Employer defense attorney Gordon L. Osaka will draft a strong and persuasive position statement arguing why the complaint is inaccurate. If the investigation is not dropped by the EEOC or BOLI, the position statement serves as the foundation of any defense in state or federal court. The employee then has 90 days to file a civil lawsuit if he or she chooses to do so.
Handling All Types Of State And Federal Civil Rights Lawsuits
Our law firm can handle any civil rights claim brought against an employer, including those alleging discrimination.
Use our online contact form or call us to discuss your situation with an experienced employer defense attorney who represents clients in Greater Portland and throughout Oregon. When you turn to us, you can be confident that you have chosen a skilled law firm that is committed to achieving a successful outcome.