The conciliation process fails. If the conciliation fails, the EEOC will issue a “right to sue” letter or file a lawsuit in court on your behalf. If the EEOC issues a “right. If not, the EEOC will render a cause determination against the employer. The employer will then be invited to participate in conciliation in an. Mediation – The EEOC has a voluntary, free, and confidential mediation program wherein no investigation occurs. Most employers who participate in the.

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An in-depth analysis by Seyfarth Shaw sheds new light on how quickly the EEOC moves matters from letter of determination, through conciliation, to litigation.

For charges that result in litigation, the EEOC spends, on average, just over two months in conciliation.

After declaring that conciliation has failed, the EEOC takes, on average, about three months to file suit. Employers on the wrong side of an EEOC enforcement action know all too well that there is little rhyme or reason to the timeline from investigation to litigation.

However, the EEOC has never reported information that shows how long a charge typically is in the pipeline before it reaches timdline. Based on our own in-depth analysis of EEOC complaints, we now have insight to how long it takes the EEOC to move a charge from determination to a declaration that conciliation has failed, and how long again from that point until a complaint is filed in federal court.


In addition to finally providing some insight to the timeline on charges that the EEOC takes to litigation, this analysis sets an important benchmark.

The Frustrating EEOC Conciliation Process | Jones, Skelton & Hochuli, P.L.C. – JDSupra

Speaking at an event sponsored by Seyfarth ShawMs. Lipnic stated her intention to focus on more targeted litigation that can still have an impact on a larger scale.

EEOCS. We have written extensively on the decision in prior blog posts.

The EEOC Has Determined Your Client Violated the Law…Now What?

We analyzed and collected this and other information from nearly complaints filed around the country by the EEOC from through January From that data, we timdline roughly calculate how long it takes for the EEOC to move from step to step, as well as the relative pace of the EEOC district offices. If you are an employer that has responded to a charge and just received a letter of determination, how long can you expect the EEOC to engage in conciliation?


According to our analysis, the median time spent in conciliation is 72 days. For most employers, the EEOC will declare that conciliation has failed in three months or less. In some instances, however, eeco has lasted for years. Additional details are summarized in the infographic. The common assumption among employers is that it is a race to the courthouse once the EEOC deems conciliation failed, but our analysis suggests otherwise.

Louis, Chicago, Indianapolis, Birmingham, and Memphis. See the infographic for additional details.

Taking both of these together, how much time can an employer expect to pass from determination to the start of litigation? Our analysis found that employers have at least two months before the complaint concilkation filed, and that short timeline is uncommon.

The median time from determination to complaint is days. The infographic provides additional details. How Long Does Conciliation Last?