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She works on the assembly line for a small computer chip-manufacturing firm. Luke, the plant's production manager, has constantly been sexually harassing Miranda.
Since Luke happens to be the son of the firm's owner, HR has refused to take any steps to stop the harassment. Miranda has had enough and decides to file a charge of sexual harassment against her employer with the U. Equal Employment Opportunity Commissionwhich is responsible for the enforcement of sexual harassment law and investigating charges of harassment.
Let's follow Miranda through the process. Miranda makes an appointment with her local EEOC office to file a charge. Unfortunately, she cannot file a charge by phone or through the Internet. However, the EEOC allows filing a charge by mail, if the following information is included:.
In Miranda's case, she arrives for her appointment. As recommended by the EEOC, she comes with names of witnesses as well as relevant documents, such as all the offensive emails sent to her by Luke.
Miranda hasn't hired a lawyer, but if she did, she has a right to bring her attorney along to help. The EEOC staff member collects the information for the charge through an intake questionnaire, and Miranda will sign it upon review and completion. The EEOC must have jurisdiction to investigate the charge and make a determination.