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I was discriminated against on the basis of:
I was subjected to:
Ohio law, under ORC 4112.052(A), prohibits individuals from bringing a civil action (lawsuit) in state court until they have filed a charge with the Ohio Civil Rights Commission (“OCRC” or “Commission”) and received a Notice of Right to Sue, with some exceptions. However, if Charging Parties wish to bring a civil action in state court as soon as possible, they can request a Notice of Right to Sue immediately. If Charging Parties request a Notice of Right to Sue at the time of filing a charge of discrimination, the Commission can issue that notice after the expiration of 60 days from the date the charge was filed.
If the Charging Parties decide to bring a civil action in state court right away, during the 60-day waiting period, the Charging Parties can take advantage of the Commission’s free and voluntary mediation program.
Charging Parties may decide to continue through the full OCRC investigation process and then decide to file a civil action in state court after the Commission makes an initial determination or otherwise dismisses the charge.
In order to process your charge effectively and efficiently, OCRC asks for Charging Parties to voluntarily inform the Commission of their intentions at the time of filing their charge(s). This information will not be shared with Respondents until all case records are made public. Any intentions stated below are not binding until you request and receive a Notice of Right to Sue, in writing. Please note that your case will not be impacted should your plans change.
 Exceptions are: 1) the person has received a Notice of Right to Sue from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC); (2) The Commission fails to issue a Notice of Right to Sue within 45 days after one is requested and following the 60-day hold period; (3) The civil action is seeking only injunctive relief; or (4) The case has a Probable Cause finding and the Charging Party has withdrawn the case.
Case Intentions Questionnaire (The following information is voluntary and will not be shared with Respondent until all case records are made public.)