EEOC to Resume Dismissing Charges of Discrimination
August 05, 2020
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has announced that it will begin dismissing charges that were suspended because of the COVID-19 pandemic. On March 21, 2020, the EEOC temporarily suspended issuing dismissals of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation charges filed by aggrieved workers, unless a charging party requested a dismissal. The notices of rights to sue that have been held will be issued over the next six-to-eight weeks, beginning with those that have been in suspense the longest. The timing for completing work on issuing suspended notices of rights to sue corresponds with the EEOC’s fiscal year, which ends on September 30, 2020. These notices of rights to sue will be sent by U.S. Mail.