Current or former employees can initiate the adversarial process short of a lawsuit. For example, an employee might file an administrative charge of discrimination, retaliation, or harassment with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) or a similar state agency such as the Texas Workforce Commission’s Civil Rights Division. We can assist you if a former employee is awarded or appeals the denial of unemployment benefits, both of which result in a hearing before the Texas Workforce Commission.
We are here to advise you on the strength of the employee's claim, how to prepare a response to the charge, how to handle an agency investigation, and how to present evidence at the hearing. Properly handling these claims at the agency level can reduce the likelihood of future litigation and establish a record that will help you win should litigation arise. We have extensive experience with these administrative agencies, which we will use to resolve the claims against you successfully and reduce the potential for future litigation.