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How-To: Request a Substantial Weight Review

Background: Your state agency closed your dual-filed discrimination complaint
Problem: You have not yet gained access to the federal court system
Solution: You request a "Substantial Weight Review" from the EEOC

I. Legal Citations

29 CFR 1601.76 | Right of a Party to Request Review
"The Commission shall notify the parties whose cases are to be processed by the designated, certified FEP agency of their right, if aggrieved by the agency's final action, to request review by the Commission within 15 days of that action." 29 CFR 1601.21 | Reasonable Cause Determination: Procedure and Authority
"(e)(2) "Substantial Weight" shall mean that such full and careful consideration shall be accorded to final findings and orders, as defined above, as is appropriate in light of the facts supporting them when they meet all of the prerequisites set forth below:
(i) The proceedings were fair and regular; and... "

II. Samples

# PDF Comments
1logoAdobeTBD case. Pro Se Filing. 3 Page Request. Administrative Dismissal. Excluded a Claim.iconPriceTag
2logoAdobePro Se Filing. 2003. Fraud. Corruption.iconPriceTag
3logoAdobePro Se Filing. 2003. Cover Letter onlyiconPriceTag
4logoAdobePro Se Filing. 2004. Cover Letter. Attached Final Order.iconPriceTag
5logoAdobeAttorney Filing. 2008. Final OrdericonPriceTag
6logoAdobeAttorney Filing. 2013. Excluded a Claim.iconPriceTag
7logoAdobePro Se Filing. 2023. Perpetration of a Fraud (by State Agency).iconPriceTag

III. Templates

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IV. Quick Commentary

V. Additional Resources

VI. Conclusion

With the use of the template (as well as the samples above), you can more easily write your Request for a Substantial Weight Review.


Congratulations! You're now booked up on how to write a Request for a Substantial Weight Review!

Please get the justice you deserve.


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