One thing we always do when we get in an employment discrimination case that involved a filing with the EEOC is to submit a FOIA request to the EEOC for as much of their file as they will give us.
Today, we received a response to the latest request, and the response was this:
"You request access to the Commission's investigative file titled . . . , Charge No. . . . . The request is neither granted nor denied. A thorough search has been conducted the above referenced file. The file cannot be located." (Emphasis added).
The letter also informs us of our right to appeal.
Whenever I think of the records of the federal government, I picture the scene of the warehouse at the end of the movie "Raiders of the Lost Ark."