What are a Complainant's rights and responsibilities?

You have the right:

  • To know the status of your case, and who is working on it.
  • To have written notice of any hearing or final action relating to your case.
  • To have an attorney present at any stage of the process.
  • To file and pursue a charge without being harassed, intimated or retaliated against.
  • To obtain a full remedy, if discrimination is found.
  • To appeal any final decision of which you don't approve.

You have a responsibility:

  • To supply and explain all relevant information, data, or papers to the investigator, upon request.
  • To answer all telephone or mail inquiries from the Commission. Your case may be dismissed if you don't. These will be as convenient and as infrequent as possible.
  • To attend all meetings and hearings. We will try to accommodate your schedule if we can.
  • To follow your case: Keep in touch; leave us all new addresses or phone changes, inquire if there are undue delays.
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