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Submitting a Position Statement to the EEOC

An employer should always strive to provide a thoughtful statement, according to Dallas employment lawyer Keith Clouse.

May 31, 2015


(press release: cdklawyers) // Dallas, Texas, United States // Keith Clouse

If a disgruntled employee files a charge of discrimination with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the employer will likely be asked to submit a position statement to aid the EEOC in conducting its investigation. An employer should always strive to provide a thoughtful statement, according to Dallas employment lawyer Keith Clouse.

A position statement should succinctly tell the employer’s side of the story. The employer should provide background information about the company and its employment policies. Then, it should address the facts giving rise to the charge of discrimination. Finally, while complex legal analysis is unnecessary, the employer should briefly explain why its actions comport with both the applicable employment law and the employer’s own policies.

Some employers give position statements little attention. Doing so is a huge risk. If the action proceeds to court, a judge may hold the employer to assertions made in the position statement. Hiring an employment law attorney to draft the position statement ensures that the employer conveys the necessary information while protecting itself against future problems.

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