What is the name of your state? Illinois
About five months ago I spoke to the EEOC's investigator responsible for my case against my former employer. I would like to know how the investigation is going and am wondering whether it's acceptable to contact the EEOC investigator directly, without going through my lawyer. I asked my lawyer whether there were any new developments, and the lawyer told me that the EEOC needs to complete its investigation, which may take a while--so I'm not sure whether I should just wait. Would the EEOC be sending my lawyer info periodically, or not until everything's completed? I'm basically wondering whether my former employer is being cooperative or trying to delay deadlines and such.
What kinds of information will the EEOC try to gather (personnel files, pay checks, fired employees' testimonies?)
Any information would be greatly appreciated and I thank everyone in advance!