A right-to-sue letter is something that must be obtained by an employee who believes that he or she has been discriminated against in the workplace, and it is necessary to get this letter before pursuing a lawsuit. To get this letter, a person has 180 days to file a claim with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission from the date of the discriminatory incident. Next, the EEOC will review the claim to see if it qualifies and if the workplace did indeed violate the Americans with Disabilities Act, Age Discrimination in Employment Act or Title VII of the Civil Rights Act. If the EEOC does determine that discrimination took place, the employee will receive a right-to-sue letter. A lawsuit must be filed within 90 days of getting the letter.
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