Title VII of the Civil Rights Act ("Title VII")

Protecting Against Unlawful Racial, Sexual, Religious, National Origin Discrimination & Retaliation

This powerful federal law, often referred to as "Title VII," protects the rights of workers who have been discriminated against based upon a protected class. This encompasses such claims as severe and pervasive hostile work environments, retaliation for engaging in protected activities and such varied factual scenarios such as pregnancy discrimination and sexual harassment.

All Title VII claims must first begin with a Charge of Discrimination filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. The attorneys of Strelka Law prefer to draft all Charges of Discrimination on behalf of their clients. While we still consider representing you if you have already engaged in the EEOC investigative process, due to the importance of the exact wording needed within your Charge of Discrimination, your claim may not be able to succeed in court should you wish to file a lawsuit.

Please consult with us prior to contacting the EEOC. Title VII has strict deadlines. Your employer must also be of a certain size for your claim to be eligible under Title VII. In many states, the Charge of Discrimination must be filed with the EEOC within 180 days of the alleged act of discrimination. After the EEOC has concluded their investigation and you receive the Notice of Right to Sue, you will have 90 days within which to file a lawsuit should you choose to do so. Contact Virginia Employment Law for assistance with your claim.