Are there case deadlines I should know about?
There are different statutes of limitations that apply to different cases. In a discrimination or harassment case you must file a civil rights complaint within 300 days of the last discriminatory act to preserve your rights. If you are a federal employee, this time frame may be as short as 45 days. There are some cases that have a two-year filing deadline, and some that even have a four-year filing deadline. Each case is different, so it is essential for you to talk to an attorney to determine which statute of limitations applies in your case. It is almost impossible to recover anything if the deadline to file your claim has passed.