I write complaints. I also used to investigate them.
Today I went to meet with an investigator from the EEOC. The attorneys had filed a charge of discrimination with the EEOC and the Colorado Commission of Civil Rights back in July. It took six moths for my interview to confirm that the charge would be filed. What an uncomfortable and slow moving process.
I was completely distracted driving around looking for parking around the building and ended up missing so many spaces on the street that I had to pull into a lot and paid $12 for the 90 minutes I was there. It was worth it. It felt good to tell the investigator my story. At least there’s that. Now I know how the parents must have felt when their children’s cases were under my investigation. They confided in me how they felt and now I feel what they must have felt. Scared. Angry. Disappointed. Neglected.
I spent twenty minutes answering questions on their form that I would assume the attorneys I hired had already handled. I wonder why? Honestly, I was a little worried that today would just be another dead end. Another maniacal obstacle that the system placed in my path toward restorative justice. But I don’t feel that way right now. I have an official stamp of approval to move forward. No matter how strange or senseless this system is, it felt good to be heard. And validated.
In solidarity for kids.
My best always,✌🏼⚕️
Dr. Lisa A. Weiss Rudofsky, J.D.