Am I required to go through the EEOC with a work place disability discrimination case or am I able to bypass them and solely consult/hire a private attorney? My discrimination took place as an employee of a local government in Virginia and I'm leary to trust another government agency.
1 Answer from Attorneys
If you're referring to an ADA claim, then, yes, I believe you must first file
your claim through EEOC and have them investigate it and then issue you
a right to sue letter (in U.S. District Court) if your claim is deemed to have at least some merit.