Filing a Post-Agreed Order Complaint

POST AGREED-ORDER COMPLAINTS
If you believe that you were subjected to “Unlawful Political Discrimination” in connection with an “Employment Decision” made by the Assessor, you may seek relief by using the Post Agreed-Order Complaint Process.

The relevant terminology is below:

“Employment Decision” includes, but is not limited to, any decision involving hiring, firing, promotion, job assignment, transfer, disciplinary action and    overtime.

“Unlawful Political Discrimination” means the making of any employment decision by the Assessor because of any political reason or factor such as an individual’s political affiliation, political support or activity, political financial contribution, promises of such political support, activity or financial contributions, or political sponsorship or recommendations.

Filing a Complaint. If you elect to use the Post-Agreed Order Complaint Process (which includes a mandatory settlement conference procedure) established by the Agreed Order to pursue possible remedies for alleged Unlawful Political Discrimination against you in connection with any Employment Decision by the Assessor, you must submit a timely Post Agreed-Order Complaint Form to the Assessor’s Director of Compliance (“DOC”).

To be timely, the Post-Agreed Order Compliant Form must be received by the DOC or be post-marked by a United States Post Office within 180 days after you knew or should have known of the alleged unlawful conduct.

Timely Signed and Notarized Post-Agreed Order Complaint Forms Should Be Sent to:
Sharon Goss
Director of Compliance
Cook County Assessor’s Office
118 North Clark Street, 9th Floor
Chicago, IL 60602

Instructions for Completing the Post-Agreed Order Complaint Form. Your Post-Agreed Order Complaint Form should include as much detail as possible about your claim that you were a victim of Unlawful Political Discrimination in connection with any aspect of employment with the Assessor. If you submit a Post-Agreed Order Complaint Form, you must attach any supporting documentation in your possession to the Post-Agreed Order Complaint Form. This includes documentation supporting any damages claim. However, a lack of documentation will not bar a claim.
Class Counsel recommend that you send your completed Post-Agreed Order Complaint Form to the DOC via certified mail with return receipt requested and keep a copy of the Form and of any documents that are sent with them.

NOTE

  • You may wish to consult with a lawyer for advice regarding your legal options, including whether or not to utilize the Post-Agreed Order Complaint Process.
  • The Assessor Compliance Administrator is not able to provide legal advice about whether you should pursue remedies under the Agreed Order or in a court of law.
  • Class Counsel are not able to provide you with legal advice about whether you should file a Post-Agreed Order Complaint.
  • The Post-Agreed Order Complaint Form and these instructions should not be construed as legal advice.
  • Submitting a Post-Agreed Order Compliant does not guarantee you any relief.

FOR MORE INFORMATION REGARDING THE POST-AGREED ORDER COMPLAINT PROCESS AND MANDATORY SETTLEMENT CONFERENCE PROCEDURE PLEASE REFER TO THE AGREED ORDER, SECTION V.