Employment Discrimination Statute of Limitations

The statute of limitations for employment discrimination cases in federal court is typically 180 days or 300 days (depending on the state) from the date of the alleged discrimination, to file a charge with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) before pursuing a lawsuit in federal court.

However, in some cases, the statute of limitations may be extended to as long as 300 days if a state or local agency enforces a law that prohibits the same type of discrimination. Once a charge is filed with the EEOC, the agency will investigate the claim and may attempt to reach a settlement or conciliation. If the EEOC is unable to resolve the claim, it will issue a "right to sue" letter, which will allow the employee to file a lawsuit in federal court.

It's important to note that some states may have different statute of limitations for these types of cases, and that some other specific circumstances may affect the statute of limitations. It's always best to consult with an attorney to determine the specific statute of limitations for a particular case.