Do I have a valid claim? Started by DeeWil , Today, 12:55 PM Please log in to reply 1 reply to this topic 1 posts Posted Today, 12:55 PM I recently filed a charge with the EEOC. Prior to this I filed a claim with the Arkansas Department of Labor because my supervisor was adjusting my clock out time. I told my brother, another employee of the company that, I filed the claim and he told other employees including a Manager of the company. The next day, I found out that my brother discussed this information with other employees and I was afraid of being terminated so I withdrew my claim. 3 days later I was fired for a bogus reason, tardiness. I know this because prior to my termination I was granted a pay raise and in out weekly Wednesday meeting I was told how valuable of an employee I was and how good of a job I've been doing.
Do I have a valid claim? Also, if they don't pick up the case and send me a letter of right to sue, do I have a strong case? 16,738 posts Posted Today, 02:59 PM The EEOC only enforces the federal laws relating to employers regarding illegal discrimination, i.e. treating you differently or taking action (like firing you) because of your race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age (if you are at least age 40), disability, or genetic test information. Your post does not suggest that any of these reasons were the reason that you were terminated. Instead, it suggests that you were either fired for being tardy or that you were fired as retaliation for filing a wage claim with the Arkansas Department of Labor. Either way, though, that is not something that the EEOC has any jurisdiction to enforce. Instead, if Arkansas law prohibits employers from retaliating against employees for filing wage claims, your remedies are whatever Arkansas law provides. I suggest you see an Arkansas employment law attorney for advice ASAP. <br>For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit http://boards.answers.findlaw.com/index.php/topic/229774-do-i-have-a-valid-claim/