If so, you should agree to go and get a lawyer to go with you. Mediation offered by the EEOC is very successful.70% of cases that go to EEOC Mediation settle, usually within 100 days of filing charges. EEOC investigations are taking from two to five years. So if you are offered EEOC mediation take it! Mediation is an informal meeting between you and your employer and your employer’s attorney. The EEOC provides a neutral “helper” who is trained to help resolve discrimination claims by agreement or negotiation. The employer almost always has an attorney so you should too. So call us at 1-800-917-4000 or submit your information on this website. If your employer has discriminated against you, the first thing you must do is go to the local Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) office and file charges. While there you should request mediation.