Employers now have a more efficient method to manage their charge dockets. This week, and more than likely in anticipation of an increase in the filing of charges in light of its Strategic Enforcement Plan agenda, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) launched its new, Online Charge Status System, which:
- allows individuals who have filed charges of discrimination with the EEOC to track the progress of their charge, and provides them with an overview of the steps that charges follow, from intake to resolution;
- provides contact information for EEOC staff assigned to the charge; and
- provides respondents with access to the System to receive and upload documents, and track the status of pending charges.
The System cannot be used for charges filed prior to September 2, 2015, or charges filed with state agencies, such as the Texas Workforce Commission, Civil Rights Division.