A complaint filed with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) should never be taken lightly. If you do not have an in-house attorney, it is not wise to handle it on your own. Even if the matter seems trivial, it may turn into a larger matter.

Although human resource representatives are skilled in their job duties, they are not lawyers. They may provide too much information to the Commission, present facts that are not true, or inadvertently admit to a violation. This can leave your company in a place you don’t want to be.

Even if you have done everything correctly and you believe there is no basis for the complaint, you still may need experienced counsel to defend your company against the allegations of discrimination, wrongful termination, breach of contract, or another employment claim.

The EEOC will allow you, the employer, to provide a Statement of Position, which is a response to the charge. To protect yourself and your company, you should have an Austin employment law attorney help you respond to the EEOC. A lawyer skilled in submitting Statements of Position to the EEOC can help you avoid mistakes and defend your company against such allegations.

For help drafting your Statement of Position or for legal representation, call the Posey Law Firm toll-free at 888.269.1962 or locally at 512-646-0828 to talk with an experienced Travis County business law firm today.